Paul A. David is Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at Stanford University. During 1993-2008 he held joint appointments at Stanford and the University of Oxford, where his Professor Emeritus of Economics and Economic History, and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College. In the spring of 2008 I he took an appointment in Paris as Titular Professor in the Chair of Innovation and Regulation in the Digital Economy -- affiliated with l’Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. David is an elected Fellow of the International Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the British Academy. He has been President of the Economic History Association and currently is President-Elect of the Western Economics Association International.
The scope of Paul David’s current research interests is reflected in his recent publications, which include: ”Path Dependence – A Foundational Concept for Historical Social Science,” Forthcoming in Cliometrica, 1(2) Spring-Summer 2007; “Community-Based Production of Open Source Software: What do we know about the developers who participate?” (with J. S. Shapiro), Information Economics and Policy, v.20 (Sept.-October), 2008; “The Origins of ‘Open Science’: An Essay on Patronage, Reputation, and Common Agency Contracting in the Scientific Revolution,” in Capitalism and Society, 3(2), Fall 2008; “Designing Institutional Infrastructures for e-Science” (with Michael Spence), Ch. 5 in Legal and Policy Framework for e-Research, Brian Fitzgerald, ed., Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney Press, 2009; “Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth: Linking Policy Research and Practice” (with P. Aghion and D.Foray), Research Policy, 38(4), May 2009:pp. 681-693;. “Preparing for the Next, Very Long Crisis: Towards a ‘Cool’ Science and Technology Policy Agenda For a Globally Warming Economy,” R&D Policy Challenges for Europe: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations, Brussels: European Commission, 2009. “Collaborative Research in e-Science and Open Access to Information,” (with M. den Besten and R. Schroeder in The International Handbook of eResearch, J. Hunsinger, M. Allen and L. Klastrup, eds. New York and Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2010; “Mitigating “Anticommons” Harms to Research In Science and Technology: New moves in ‘legal jujitsu’ against unintended averse consequences of the exploitation of IPR on research results,” forthcoming in The WIPO Journal, 2010.