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Dave Donaldson (Professor of Economics at MIT and Winner of the 2017 John Bates Clark Medal) - TDPE

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Trade, Development and Political Economy and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs present: 

Dave Donaldson, Professor of Economics, MIT, John Bates Clark Medal, 2017 Winner

The Geography of Path Dependence, Authors: Treb Allen and Dave Donaldson

How much of the distribution of economic activity today is determined by history rather than by geographic fundamentals? And if history matters, does it matter much? The authors develop an empirical framework that enables answers to these questions.

Dave Donaldson (Professor of Economics at MIT) is the winner of the 2017 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the US-based economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Professor Donaldson’s research lies at the intersection of International/Intranational Trade, Development Economics, Economic History and Environmental Economics.


Sponsored by The Moynihan Institute Of Global Affairs and Trade, Development and Political Economy
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