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Paul David in 2014

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. 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, and he is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research.[1][2][3]

In 2006 Edward Elgar published a festschrift in David's honour.[4]



  1. ^ Stanford University: Paul A. David's page (Accessed June 2016)
  2. ^ UNU-MERIT (United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM)): Paul A. David's page (Accessed Nov 2011)
  3. ^ University of Oxford: Department of Economics: Paul A. David's page (Accessed Nov 2011)
  4. ^ Cristiano Antonelli, Dominique Foray, Bronwyn H. Hall and W. Edward Steinmueller, editors, New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul A. David. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar