David Black

Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Program Advisor

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 415 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1902


  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, 1969
  • B.A., Physics, Lawrence University, 1963
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Equitable Arrangements for Financing Beach Nourishment Projects," (with L. P. Donnelley and R. F. Settle), Ocean and Shoreline Management, Vol. 14, 1990.
  • "Drought, Recession Threaten Botswana Success Story," The International Herald Tribune, February 16, 1984.
  • "New Evidence on the Achievement of Wealth Neutrality in School Finance," (with K. A. Lewis and C. R. Link), Journal of Human Resources, Spring 1981.
  • "Wealth Neutrality and the Demand for Education: A Response," (with K. A. Lewis and C. R. Link), National Tax Journal, June 1980.

Awards & Honors

  • Director, Economics Program, University of Delaware-Bulgarian Coalition, 1993-1996
  • Acting Chairman, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, DE, 1989-90
  • Associate Chairman, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, DE, 1981-82
  • Fulbright Award Abroad, U. of Botswana
  • National Science Foundation Summer Institute on Urban Economics for College and University Teachers of Economics
  • Rockefeller Foundation Award, University of Nairobi
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 2006


  • Microeconomics
  • International Trade

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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