David is an Economist in the Trade, Investment & Productivity directorate at NIESR and a Research Associate at ESCoE. His research interests are wide and include measurement and productivity of the modern economy, the shortage of housing, staffing and hospital quality in the NHS, and international linkages via trade, migration and foreign investment. As an Economic Geographer he is furthermore concerned with how these are spatially manifested. With Diane Coyle he is working on improving measurements of GDP in a modern economy. Their project looks at intangible inputs in the digital economy (especially cloud services), as well as the issue of servitisation of manufacturing.
He completed a PhD in Economic Geography at LSE, after graduating from the MSc Local Economic Development from the same institution. Further, he holds a BSc in Economics from Utrecht University and also studied Business Economics during an exchange at LUISS. Previously he has worked a consultant in London, helping governments to attract foreign investment and as an intern in the economic research centre of the Bundesbank. During his PhD David has worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant and lecturer at LSE across various courses, including the Political Economy of Europe, Economics of European Integration, and Introduction to Quantitative Analysis.
PhD in Economic Geography, London School of Economics, 2013 – 2018
MSc in Local Economic Development, London School of Economics, 2012
BSc in Economics and Business Economics, Utrecht University, 2011
2017 - present, Economist, NIESR
2013 – 2017, Graduate Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant / Lecturer, London School of Economics
2012 – Junior Consultant, GDP Global Development