Dr. David Bloom is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography; and director of the Program on the Global Demography of Aging at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is an economist and demographer whose research has focused on the application of microeconomic theory to the fields of labor, population health, development, and environment, with a focus on international health and demography. In conjunction with David Canning, Bloom’s research has made major contributions to the study of the economic consequences of population change, identifying favorable changes in age structure associated with declining fertility (the “demographic dividend”) as an important window of opportunity for rapid economic development.
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies