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David Hummels

Interim Dean and Professor of Economics;


Professor 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, 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, an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics, and an Associate Director of the Forum for Research on Empirical International Trade. 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. He previously worked as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan
B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science and Economics

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

International trade, product differentiation, trade costs, international economics, trade, foreign investment

David Hummels


Phone: (765) 49-44366
Office: KRAN 122

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