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Lawrence S. Davidson

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(812) 855-9219
davidso [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Professor Emeritus of Business Economics & Public Policy
  • Founding Director, Kelley Center for the Business of Life Sciences (3/08-12/09) and W. Michael and William D. Wells Life Sciences Faculty Fellow

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • PhD, University of North Carolina, 1977
  • MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1973
  • MA, University of Arizona, 1972
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1969

Professional Experience

  • Liaison Kelley Healthcare and Life Sciences Initiative (8/05-3/08)
  • Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University (7/90-12/09)
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate International School of Management and Administration, Hannover, Germany (5/02-7/02, 5/03-7/03, 5/04-7/04, 5/05-7/05)
  • Visiting Professor, SKK University, International MBA Program, Seoul, Korea (3/05-5/05, 3/06-4/06, 3/07-4/07)
  • Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Helsinki, Finland (1/02-2/02, 1/03-2/03, 3/04-4/04, 2/05-2/05, 1/06-1/06, 1/07-1/07)

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Named Saastamoinen Foundation Visiting Professor at the Helsinki School of Business and Economics (2001-02)
  • Most Valuable Instructor, Alumni Survey Questionairre (1992-93)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Undergraduate Alumni Teaching Award in Business Economics (1991-92)
  • Business Economics Professor of the Year, MBA Program (1990-91)
  • Nominated by Department for Business School's C. Harry Sauvain Teaching Award (1990-91)
  • Indiana University John Ryan Award for International Contributions (2001)
  • Faculty Service Award, Kelley School of Business (2000)
  • Named to Board of Directors, Indiana District Export Council (1998)
  • Named to Board of Directors, Indiana Center for Intercultural Communications (1998)
  • Ask to write state policy brief on International Business by Indiana Economic Development Council (1997)
  • Nominated by Lt. Governor to Jobs Council Task Force (1997)
  • Named to Board of Directors, Global Crossroads Foundation, Inc. (1997)
  • Nominated by Governor to NAFTA Dispute Resolution Panel for Indiana (1994)
  • Advisory Board Center for International Business Research and Education (1992)
  • Executive Board Member, Coalition for Positive Progress (1992)
  • Named Member of Advisory Council of the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University (1991)
  • Named Member of Academy Advisory Council of the Consortium of Universities for International Business Study (1991)
  • Selected as member of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Working Group of the International Baltic Economic Commission, Hudson Institute (1991)
  • Awarded the W. Michael and William D. Wells Faculty Fellowship in Life Sciences, 2008

Professional Interests

International Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Dimensions of the Life Sciences Sectors, Evidence for Globalization

Selected Publications

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2007), "Inflation in Medical Care - Above National Inflation But Converging," The Business of Life Sciences, August.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2007), "Life Sciences Establishments Getting Bigger - In Some Places But Not In Others," The Business of Life Sciences, May.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2007), "2005 Was An Excellent Year for Life Sciences Employment," The Business of Life Sciences, January.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S., Diego Agudelo, and J. Benitez Galia (2006) "Regional and Global Integration in South America: A Spanish Fiesta within Trade Communities," in Regional Economic Integration: Volume 12 of Research in Global Strategic Management Series, Elsevier.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. and Diego Agudelo (2006), "The Gravity of Globalization," in Regional Economic Integration: Volume 12 of Research in Global Strategic Management Series, Elsevier.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. and Bruce Jaffee (2006), "The Direct Economic Impact of Visitor Spending at the 2006 NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament on Indianapolis," a report written for the NCAA, June.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2006), "A Nearer-Term Focus on Life Sciences Employment," The Business of Life Sciences, April.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2006), "Stellar Wage Growth in the Life Sciences Industries," The Business of Life Sciences, October.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. (with assistance from the Indiana Business Research Center) (2006), "Trends in Payrolls, Number, and Size of Life Sciences Companies, 1990-2004," The Business of Life Sciences, July.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. and Gennadiy Greblov (2005), "Pharmaceutical Industry in the Global Economy," in Indiana Economic Development Corporation Website,

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. and Yan Meng (2005), "Importing to China," in Indiana Economic Development Corporation Website.

  • Davidson, Lawrence S. and Madhav Namjoshi (2005), "Does Indiana Lead the Global Market for Orthopedic Services?" Indiana Economic Development Corporation.