David B. Mustard
David B. Mustard is the Josiah Meigs Distingusihed Professor of Economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he has been on the faculty since September 1997. Mustard earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago (August 1997), a M. Sc. in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh (February 1992) and a B. A. in Economics and History from the University of Rochester (May 1990). At Rochester he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and with high honors in both majors.
Mustard is also a Research Fellow at
the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany and a Senior Fellow at the UGA Institute of Higher Education, Adjunct Professor in the UGA Department of Public Administration and Policy, and serves on the Editorial Board of Education, Finance, and Policy. He has been a
visiting professor at L’Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, a visiting research fellow
at IZA, a member and of the Georgia Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Review
Commission and a co-author of the Commission’s final report.
He has taught First-Year Odyssey (FRES 1001), Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 2106H), Economic Development of the US (Econ 2200), Economics of Education (Econ 4250), Law and Economics (Econ 4450/6450), Economic Analysis for Business Leaders (Econ 7010), Ph.D. Labor Economics II (Economics 8420), and a Ph.D. course in research methods (Econ 8090).
has won numerous teaching awards, including the Terry College of
Business Teacher of the Year, the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate
Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate instruction at UGA for
faculty who completed their Ph.D. in the previous ten years, and the J.
Hatten Howard, III Teaching Award, which is awarded for outstanding
teaching in the UGA Honors Program for faculty who are early in their academic career. Mustard regularly teaches in UGA’s honors program and
supervises undergraduate research. He has
regularly advised undergraduate researchers who have qualified for the Center for
Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO)
conference. His advisees have won university-wide awards for the Most Outstanding Paper in the
Social Sciences, the Most Outstanding Paper on an International
Topic, and the Most Outstanding Paper with a Civic Focus.
Mustard has completed five marathons (Chicago, Steamtown, Detroit, Marine Corps, and Rochester) He ran the Marine Corps Marathon with Team in Training to raise money for research and patient treatment for leukemia and lymphoma. He has donated almost seven gallons of blood, is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, serves on the advisory board of the University of Georgia Christian Faculty Forum, and resides in Athens with his wife Elizabeth, three sons David Andrew, Stephen, and James, two daughters Mary and Hannah, dogs Glory and Bruno, and cats Skinny and HD.