Associate Professor of Economics, University of California San Diego; Lead Academic for International Growth Centre Ghana
David Lagakos is an Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Lead Academic for Ghana at the International Growth Centre at London School of Economics. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics and an editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. He received his PhD from UCLA.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCSD, David was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Arizona State University and a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His research is in the fields of macroeconomics and development economics.
Recent work by David Lagakos
Policymakers might seek to address the frictions that prevent potentially beneficial migration to urban areas from taking place
Eliminating power outages in the developing world would substantially raise firm productivity and worker wages in the long run
A new data set based on household surveys shows that unemployment is largely a feature of advanced economies, particularly for low-skill workers
It’s no wonder that people are moving to cities. Urban areas offer better amenities and, on average, pay higher wages than rural areas.
Residents of poor countries are not only ‘consumption poor’, they are also ‘leisure poor’