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David Hummels

David Hummels

Distinguished Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan
B.A. Economics and Political Science, University of Colorado

David Hummels teaches courses in International Economics, and has won multiple teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate level. His research focuses on a broad range of issues in international trade, including: offshoring and its impact on labor markets, product differentiation, barriers to trade and the broader impacts of aviation, infrastructure, and trade facilitation on trade and economic development. He has published 4 books and over 40 research articles in major economic journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives

Professor Hummels is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and served as Dean of the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue from 2014-2023. He has worked as a consultant for and visiting scholar at a wide variety of central banks, development banks and policy institutes around the world.