Paul A. David is a Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, as well as Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, and Professor of Economics and Economic History at the University of Oxford. An elected Fellow of the International Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy, David is known internationally for his analyses of the role of "path dependence" in economic processes, which feature prominently in his contributions to American economic history, economic and historical demography, and the economics of science and technology. A strong focus upon contemporary public policy issues characterizes David's recent publications. David has published more than 120 journal articles and contributions to edited volumes. He is the author of Technical Choice, Innovation and Economic Growth, and other books, with several new works scheduled to appear during 2002-2003.