PEDL wishes the warmest congratulations to Dave Donaldson on winning the John Bates-Clark Medal as the economist under age 40 having made the most significant contribution to the field.
To quote the prize committee, "he has not only established himself as a leader in the field, but he has also formed and become the principal practitioner of a distinctive style of research, based on important conceptual questions, careful data work and credible identification combined with state-of-the-art structural methods. Donaldson's research adds profound insight into classic and fundamental issues in international trade."
To know more about the reasons that led the committee to award Dave the prize, please click here.
To know more about his PEDL-funded research, which studies constraints on firm productivity in Ecuador, please click here.