David S. Lee
David S. Lee became provost of Princeton University on July 1, 2013. His appointment was announced June 5 by Christopher L. Eisgruber, who had been provost since 2004 and took office as the 20th president of the University on July 1.
Lee, who has a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a master's and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton, joined the University in 2007 as professor of economics and public affairs. In 2009, he became director of the Industrial Relations Section, an academic unit that promotes research and training in labor economics.
Before he joined the Princeton faculty as a member of the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, Lee was a professor of economics at Columbia University from 2006-07, an associate professor at the University of California-Berkeley in 2006, an assistant professor at UC-Berkeley from 2000-06, and an assistant professor at Harvard from 1999-2000. He was a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1999 to 2008, and has been a research associate for the bureau since 2009.