David Deming is a Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources. His research focuses broadly on the economics of skill development, education and the labor market. Recent projects include a study of the growing importance of social skills in the labor market, and the impacts of price and spending subsidies on U.S. postsecondary attainment.
He is a William T. Grant Scholar, and he recently received the Early Career Award from the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). He earned his B.S./B.A. in economics and political science from Ohio State, his M.P.P. in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard.