David Cuberes



David Cuberes is an Associate Professor of Economics at Clark University. He is a consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and an External Expert for the European Institute for Gender Equality on topics related to economic growth and development as well as urban economics. He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Clemson University. He then spend some years at the University of Alicante (Spain) and the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). He has also been a visiting professor at Warwick University and Royal Holloway (University of London). Dr. Cuberes’ research focuses on topics related to economic growth and urban and population economics. He has studied several topics in these areas including the link between democracy and economic volatility, the historical pattern of city growth, the determinants of the fertility transition, the aggregate costs of gender inequality, the link between wars and fiscal policy, and the determinants of Internet diffusion across countries.  His papers have been published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Human Capital, and Macroeconomic Dynamics, among others. He has taught several courses on Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, and Urban Economics. He is also the author of a chapter in the book “Frontiers of Economics and Globalization” and another on the World Development Report 2012. He received a B.A. from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) in 1998, a Master in Economics and Finance from CEMFI (Madrid, Spain) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in 2001 and 2005, respectively, from the University of Chicago.  He has been at Clark since 2015.


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