Paul A. David

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Paul A. David
Paul David in 2014
Paul David in 2014
Born(1935-05-24)May 24, 1935
Known forPath dependence
Academic background
Alma materHarvard University[1]
Academic work
InstitutionsHarvard University (1958–1960), Stanford University (1961–), University of Oxford (1993–), UNU-MERIT (1993–)[1][2]
Doctoral studentsWarren Whatley
Jan K. Brueckner[3]
Leonard Carlson[3]
Charles W. Calomiris[3]
W. Edward Steinmueller[3]
Timothy W. Guinnane[3]
Joshua L. Rosenbloom[3]
Ashish Arora[3]
Aldo Geuna[3]

Paul Allan David (born May 24, 1935) is an American academic economist who is noted for his work on the economics of scientific progress and technical change. In addition, he is also well known for his work in American economic history and in demographic economics.[4] He was formerly a president of the Economic History Association and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the British Academy, a fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute and All Souls College, Oxford, a Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professorial fellow at the UNU-MERIT.[5][6][7]

In 2006, Edward Elgar published a festschrift called New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul A. David.[8]


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  4. ^ "Paul A. David | SIEPR". Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  5. ^ Stanford University: Paul A. David's page (Accessed June 2016)
  6. ^ UNU-MERIT (United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM)): Paul A. David's page (Accessed Nov 2011)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-29. Retrieved 2011-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) University of Oxford: Department of Economics: Paul A. David's page (Accessed Nov 2011)
  8. ^ Antonelli, Cristiano; Foray, Dominique; Hall, Bronwyn H.; Steinmueller, W. Edward; Bessen, James (2006). New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul A. David. ISBN 1-84376-631-0.

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