David  Clark
David ClarkMarquette University

O'Brien Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3339
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Professor Emeritus of Economics

Dr. Clark joined Marquette University in 1985, after completing his graduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and Full Professor of Economics in 2007. Prior to his retirement in 2023, Dr. Clark served as Executive Associate Dean. His expertise is in urban and regional economics with an emphasis on regional and local housing markets as well as household migration behavior. Of special interest is the role that local neighborhood characteristics play in the existing housing market.

Dr. Clark has worked on major government grant projects, including grants sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has served as a consultant to a number of private firms and government agencies. Since 2001, he has served as a consultant to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association to analyze their quarterly existing home sales and work with their staff to prepare quarterly press releases on Wisconsin housing activity.


Ph.D – Economics, Binghamton University, 1985

MA – Economics, Binghamton University, 1983

BS – Applied Mathematical Economics, Psychology double-major, State University of New York at Oswego, 1980.

Professional Experience

Have served as a consultant to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (2001 – present), Argonne National Laboratory (1992 – 1998).

Professional Interests

Hedonic Analysis of Housing Markets, Determinants of Household Migration, Determinants of Urban Quality of Life.

Selected Publications

Clark, D.E. and J.I. Carruthers. “Valuing Environmental Quality: A Space-Based Strategy” forthcoming, Journal of Regional Science, 2010. Clark, D.E. “Externality Effects of Residential Property Values: The Example of Noise Disamenities”, Growth and Change, Vol. 37(3), September 2006, pp. 460-488

Blunk, S.S., D.E. Clark and J.M. McGibany, “Evaluating the Long-Run Impacts of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Airline Travel” Applied Economics, 2006, Vol. 38, pp. 363-370.

Adamson, D.W, D.E. Clark and M.D. Partridge, “Do Urban Agglomeration Effect and Household Amenities have a Skills Bias?” Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 44(2), May 2004, pp. 201 – 223.

Clark, D.E., W.E. Herrin, T.A. Knapp and N.E. White, “Migration and Implicit Amenity Markets: Does Incomplete Compensation Matter” Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 3(3), July 2003, pp. 289-307.

“Industrial Property Rents in the Chicago Metropolitan Area”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016, Volume 56, pp. 34-45, [With Anthony Pennington-Cross].

“No Shut-Off” Policies and Natural Gas Consumption, Resource and Energy Economics, May 2017, Volume 48, pp. 19–29 [With Farrokh Nourzad, Catherine Dybicz, and Andrew Hansen]

Honors and Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma – inducted spring 2008
  • Miles Research Fellow – Marquette University – 2007-2009
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship – SUNY Binghamton – 1984-85
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon – National Honor Society in Economics, inducted 1980

Personal Interests

  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Running