Diego Comin is a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research's Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program.
Professor Comin has published multiple articles in top economic journals on the topics of business cycles, technology diffusion, economic growth, structural transformations and firm volatility. He has also authored case studies published in the book Drivers of Competitiveness. Comin's research has been supported by the Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the C.V. Star Foundation, the INET foundation and the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW).
Comin advised during two years the Prime Minister of Malaysia on its development strategies and led the creation of the Malaysian Public-Private Research Network (PPRN), a public institution that provided solutions to companies' technological problems by matching them with researchers that were experts in the relevant field.
Comin has developed macroeconomic models of technology and business cycles for the design of policies at the European Central Bank (ECB), and the European Commission. He is currently the Co-lead of the Firms and Technology program at the World Bank. Additionally, Comin has been a consultant for the IMF, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Citibank, Danish Science Ministry, and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) of the government of Japan. Recently, Microsoft has used the models of technology diffusion developed in Comin and Hobijn (2010) to forecast the diffusion of their cloud services.
Professor Comin received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2000. Since then, he has been Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS) where he taught both in the MBA and in executive programs. He has also designed and led immersion programs in Peru and Malaysia for which he received the Apgar Prize for Innovation in Teaching.