Welcome to my webpage!!

(Stifel rhymes with rifle)

This is what happens when your dad teaches economics!

David Stifel
Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics
Faculty Athletics Representative

Simon Center 107
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042-1776
Tel: (610) 330-5673
E-mail: stifeld@lafayette.edu


Here is a link to the Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education website: LIME.
Donations to this program are most welcome and can be made online on the LIME website.

Click on the following to view my…

1. Vita – includes links to my papers (also in PDF format)
2. Teaching philosophy

You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the PDF-file links on my vita.

Research Interests

  • Development economics/applied micro-econometrics
  • Poverty measurement
  • Rural infrastructure & markets
  • Agriculture & rural livelihoods


Students currently enrolled in my courses at Lafayette can find the course websites on Moodle. Courses that I have taught at Lafayette include:

  • Econ 251: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 253: Fundamentals of Econometrics
  • Econ 327: Applied Microeconometrics
  • Econ 346: Economic Development (syllabus)
  • Econ 347: Advanced Topics in Development Economics
  • Econ 351: International Finance
  • Econ 365: Econometric Analysis
  • Econ 404: Big Ideas in Economics

Links for students interested in finding jobs overseas:

American Foreign Services Association: http://www.afsa.org/

International Studies Association: http://www.isanet.org/

Peace Corps: http://www.peacecorps.gov/

The Riley Guide: International Job Opportunities: http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html

U.S. State Department: http://www.state.gov/

Miscellaneous stuff:

Here is my presentation “Economic Development: Broader Implications of the Darfur Genocide” that I have for the “Darfur: Tragic Lessons and How to Convey Them,” sponsored by Lafayette College.

First time Stata users interested in some basics, click here.

Those interested in a Stata program to test stochastic dominance (CDFs, not Lorenz curves), click here.

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