Dr. David O. Dapice

Dr. David O. Dapice is an Economist in the Vietnam Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University.  After two years as an economic adviser in Indonesia, he joined the Tufts University’s Department of Economics. He achieved tenure and served as the chair of the department. He also continued his overseas work, primarily in Southeast Asia, with sabbatical years spent with the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1990 he began joint work with the Vietnam Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, serving as the chief economist, working with its director. He has been engaging extensively in projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar as well as shorter efforts in Cambodia, Thailand, Mongolia and India. He has served on selection boards for Fulbright and Fulbright-Clinton fellowships and has helped to establish the Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh City. His work continues to take him to Asia three or four times a year.

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