Biography

Weatherhead School of Management
Associate Professor, Economics

David Clingingsmith is an empirical economist whose research focuses on the social aspects of economic behavior. His work uses field and lab experiments as well as observational data. Recently, he is exploring how social status affects behaviors such as consumption and performance judgements in a series of lab experiments. He is also currently studying the interaction between entrepreneurs and investors in a field experiment on pitching business ideas. He has conducted research in the economics of language and religion.

His research publications and writing have appeared in outlets such as QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, THE ECONOMIC JOURNAL and THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES. Clingingsmith is a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals including the JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, REVIEW OF ECONOMIC STUDIES, REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS and AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL—APPLIED ECONOMICS.

Clingingsmith received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University and also holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Since his appointment to the Weatherhead School of Management, he has taught Advanced Topics and Writing in Economics; Designing Experiments for Social Science, Policy, and Management; World Economic History; Intermediate Microeconomics; and The Economy in the American Century. In 2009, he received the Explorations Prize from the Economic History Association.

The Weatherhead School of Management is different from other business schools. We are bold in our ideas, creative in our approach, and adaptive in our interactions within a changing business environment. We''ve enhanced traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations and societies. At Weatherhead, we develop leaders as good global citizens who innovate to create sustainable value.

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Economic Science Association. 2013 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, American Economic Journal, Applied Economics, 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Political Economy, 2012 - Present
  • Board Member, Academic Integrity Board, 2010 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Oxford Economic Papers, 2008 - Present

Awards

  • Lewis-Progressive Fellowship, Weatherhead School of Management. (2016).
  • Explorations Prize, Economic History Association. (2009).

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