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UC Trustees Name the David Sinton Professor of Economics

Published:
Monday, December 19, 2016 6:22 PM
Carl H. Lindner College of Business Economics Professor receives honor.
Debashis Pal

Debashis Pal

The UC Board of Trustees named Professor Debashis Pal the David Sinton Professor of Economics on May 22, 2012.

Pal is undergraduate program director and professor of economics in the Lindner College of Business. He joined UC in 1994 and has published extensively in esteemed academic journals. His research has been widely cited in journals and textbooks.

“Professor Pal has demonstrated excellence across research, teaching, and service for many years,” Lindner College of Business Dean David Szymanski says. “It is our pleasure to name him as the David Sinton Professor of Economics to recognize and reward his outstanding accomplishments.”

Pal’s pioneering research contributions has created three distinct areas of exploration in multi-period oligopoly, mixed oligopoly and spatial economics.

“Debashis is a prolific researcher with a national and international reputation,” says Sourushe Zandvakili, department head and professor of economics in the Lindner College of Business. “He has made significant contributions to the Theory of Industrial Organization, Regional Science and Microeconomic Theory.”

He shares his research passion and knowledge of economics with students, bringing up-to-date findings to the classroom.

Pal earned a bachelor and master degrees in statistics from Indian Statistical Institute. He then earned his PhD in economics from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

The David Sinton fund was created in 1899 and named after David Sinton, who made his fortune in manufacturing iron. The fund was used to establish the David Sinton Professor of Economics.

Sinton lived in the Longworth mansion, which is now the Taft Museum of Art. His daughter, Anna Sinton Taft, was the wife of Charles Phelps Taft, Times-Star editor and brother of President William Howard Taft.

Sinton died at age 93 and left a sizeable estate to his daughter, who later formed UC’s Taft Research Fund.