Faculty Biography

David Cuberes, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 222
Phone: (508) 793-7237

Email: dcuberes@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal webpage


Dr. Cuberes received a B.A. from the 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 done research and taught at Clemson University, Royal Holloway (UK), Universidad de Aliante (Spain), and the University of Sheffield (UK).  He has been at Clark since 2015.

Dr. Cuberes is a consultant for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.  He is also a member of the Urban Economics Association.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Cuberes' research focuses on urban economics and economic growth. In the field of urban economics, his research has analyzed the process of city growth across countries, inclduing the importance of first-nature forces and productivity shocks in the creation and growth of cities, and how the presence of large cities and banks affect this process.  He has also studied the effects of wars on urban population and the factors that explain household location within a city.  He is currently working on the impact of the canal network on the U.S. economy and on the determinants of where capital cities are located within a country.  The main topic he has worked on in the field economic growth is the aggregate effects of gender inequality.  He has also published papers on the link between democracy and growth volatility and on the demographic transition.

Selected Publications

Cuberes, D., Desmet, K. and Rappaport, J. "Urban Growth Shadows", Journal of Urban Economics, 2021, 123.

Cuberes, D., and Tamura, R. "Equilibrium and A-Efficient Fertility with Increasing Returns to Population and Endogenous Mortality", Journal of Demographic Economics, June 2020, 86(2), 157-182.

Cuberes, D., Roberts, J., and Sechel, C. "Household Location and Income:  a Spatial Analysis for English Cities", Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2019, 75, pp. 120-135.

Bodenhorn, H., and Cuberes, D. "Finance and Urbanization in Nineteeth-Century New York," Journal of Urban Economics, 2018, March, vol 104, pp. 47-58.

Cuberes, D. and Teignier, M. "Macroecnomic Costs of Gender Gaps in a Model with Entrepreneurship and Household Production", B. E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Advances), 2018, vol. 15 issue 1.

Cuberes, D. and Gonzalez-Val, R. "History and Urban Primacy:  The Effect of the Spanish Reconquista on Muslim Cities", Annals of Regional Science, 2017, May, vol. 58, Issue 3, pp., 375-416.

Cuberes, D and Teignier, M. "The Aggregate Costs of Gender Gaps in the Labor Market:  A Quantitative Estimate", Journal of Human Capital, 2016, Spring, vol 10, Number 1, pp. 1-32.

Basso, A., and Cuberes, D. "Deep-Rooted Determinants of the Fertility Transition across Countries", Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2017, vol. 21, Issue 07, pp. 1712-1751.

Cuberes, D. and Mountford, A. "Fiscal Policy Institutions and History", Economics Letters, July 2012, vol. 115, Issue 3, pp. 392-395. 

Cuberes, D. "Sequential City Growth: Empirical Evidence", Journal of Urban Economics, 2011, vol. 69, pp. 229-239.

Andres, L., Cuberes, D., Diouf, M.A. and Serebrisky, T. "The Diffusion of the Internet: A Cross-Country Analysis", Telecommunications Policy, 2010, vol. 34, Issues 5-6, pp. 323-340.

Cuberes, D. and Jerzmanowski, M. "Democracy, Diversification, and Growth Reversals", Economic Journal, October 2009. vol 119, pp. 1270-1301.

Cuberes, D.  "A Model of Sequential City Growth", The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, March 2009, vol. 9:Issue 1 (Contributions), Article 18.