Diego Comin is a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is also Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program. Comin is a fellow for the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). Professor Comin has published multiple articles in top economic journals on the topics of business cycles, technology diffusion, economic growth and firm volatility.  Comin advised during two years the Prime Minister of Malaysia on its development strategies and led the creation of the Malaysian Public-Private Research Network (PPRN). Comin has developed macroeconomic models of technology and business cycles for the design of policies at the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EU).

Professor Comin received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2000. Since then, he has been Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS) where he taught both in the MBA and in executive programs. He has also designed and led immersion programs in Peru and Malaysia for which he received the Apgar Prize for Innovation in Teaching from the HBS Dean.

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If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why Has Income Diverged?

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