Visiting J Y Pillay Professor
Professor David Jacks received his Bachelor in Economics and History (summa cum laude) from the University of Memphis in 1997. Subsequently, he received a Master’s in Economics from the University of Memphis in 1998 and a Master’s in Economic History (with distinction) from the London School of Economics in 1999. His terminal degree, a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of California, Davis, was awarded in 2004. Professor Jacks is currently the Visiting J Y Pillay Professor of Social Sciences (Economics) at Yale-NUS College and Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, having served as Department and Associate Chair for the latter from 2013 to 2019. In 2015, he was appointed as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2019, he was also appointed as a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Economic and financial history, international trade and finance
“Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition.” Economic Journal, forthcoming (With Krishna Pendakur and Hitoshi Shigeoka)
“From Boom to Bust: A Typology of Real Commodity Prices in the Long Run.” Cliometrica 13(2), 2019: 202-220.
“Market Potential and Global Growth over the Long Twentieth Century.” Journal of International Economics 114, 2018: 221-237. (With Dennis Novy)
“Commodity Price Volatility and World Market Integration since 1700.” Review of Economics and Statistics 93(3), 2011: 800-813. (With Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson)
“Trade Booms, Trade Busts, and Trade Costs.” Journal of International Economics 83(2), 2011: 185-201. (With Christopher M. Meissner and Dennis Novy)
“Global Trade and the Maritime Transport Revolution.” Review of Economics and Statistics 92(4), 2010: 745-755. (With Krishna Pendakur)
“Populists versus Theorists: Futures Markets and the Volatility of Prices.” Explorations in Economic History 44(2), 2007: 342-362.
“Real Inequality in Europe since 1500.” Journal of Economic History 62(2), 2002: 322-355. (With Philip T. Hoffman, Patricia A. Levin, and Peter H. Lindert)
YSS3306: Modern History of Economic Globalisation