Paul David

Professorial Fellow

  • Paul David
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    United States of America

    Research Interests

    • Knowledge and industrial dynamics


    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Biographical Statement

    Paul David is Professor (Emeritus), Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research interests include the economics of technological, demographic, and institutional change, and other areas of theoretical and empirical research on the nature of path-dependence in economic processes; economic history, with special reference to long-term productivity growth and development in the US and the North Atlantic economies since 1790.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Aghion, P., Paul A. David & Dominique Foray, 2009, Science, technology and innovation for economic growth: Linking policy research and practice in ‘STIG Systems’, Research Policy, vol. 38, nr. 4
    • David, Paul A., 2008, The Historical Origins of ‘Open Science’: An Essay on Patronage, Reputation and Common Agency Contracting in the Scientific Revolution, Capitalism and Society, vol. 3, nr. 2, art 5
    • David, Paul A. & Bronwyn Hall, 2006, Property and the pursuit of knowledge: IPR issues affecting scientific research, Research Policy, 35:6, pp. 767-771
    • David, Paul A. & Ed Steinmueller, 1996, Standards, trade and competition in the emerging global information infrastructure environment, Telecommunications Policy, vol. 20, nr.10, pp. 817-830
    • David, Paul A. & M. Shurmer, 1996, Formal standards-setting for global telecommunication and information services, Telecommunications Policy, Fall
    • David, Paul A. & G.S. Rothwell, 1996, Standardization, diversity, and learning: Strategies for the coevolution of technology and industrial capacity, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Fall
    • David, Paul A., R. Maude-Griffin & G.S. Rothwell, 1996, Learning by accident? Reductions in the risk of unplanned outages in U.S. nuclear power plants after Three Mile Island, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol. 12, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 175-198
    • David, Paul A., Dominique Foray & Jean-Michel Dalle, 1996, Marshallian externalities and the emergence and spatial stability of technological enclaves, Economics of Innovation and New Technologies, special issue on Economics of Localized Technical Change, vol. 4
    • David, Paul A., 1996, Measuring standardization: An application to the American and French nuclear power industries, European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 12, pp. 291-308
    • David, Paul A. & Dominique Foray, 1995, Dépendence du sentier et économie de l’innovation: Un rapide tour d’horizon, Revue d’Economie Industrielle