Since retiring in January 2010 from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Davidson has been active writing his macroeconomics blog, available on The Manzella Report, and teaching MBA students in Europe and Asia, and most recently, at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Davidson was a regular visitor teaching statistics and economics in the MBA and EMBA programs at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. In addition, he was appointed Inaugural Director of the IU Kelley Center for the Business of Life Sciences, and awarded the W. Michael and William D. Wells Faculty Fellowship in 2008.
At Founder’s Day, March 2001, Professor Davidson received Indiana University’s John W. Ryan Award for distinguished contributions to international programs and students. Davidson started the Indiana Center for Global Business in 1989, an outreach center devoted to Indiana’s international economic development.
Davidson taught in the Kelley School’s regular MBA, Kelley Direct, and Kelley Executive Partners programs. He also taught MBA students in Croatia, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Italy, and South Korea and central bankers in Vietnam. His research interests focus on the measurement and impacts of globalization and he recently conducted global industry analyses of several life sciences industries.
Davidson also has completed many economic impact studies of sports and entertainment events. In his role as Kelley’s Life Sciences Liaison from 2005 to 2009, Davidson started several new internal and outreach programs including the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, the IU Kelley Life Sciences Industry Board, and the Academy PLUS Life Sciences.
He developed two new courses in the Business of Life Sciences that bring together industry experts, undergraduate business and MBA students, law students, and undergraduate and graduate students majoring in sciences and medicine. Davidson started his teaching career at Indiana University in 1976 and remained on the faculty of the Business School for almost 34 years. He also was a visiting scholar at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank in 1980.
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