David Dorn studied at the University of St. Gallen, where he earned M. Sc. s in economics and international management as well as a Ph. D. in economics in, respectively, 2004 and 2009, and performed exchange terms at the ESADE Business School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After his Ph. D. , Dorn became an assistant professor at the CEMFI in Madrid, where he was promoted to associate professor in 2013. In 2014, he accepted a position as Professor of International Trade and Labor Markets at the University of Zurich, where he was promoted to the UBS Chair of Globalization and Labor Markets in 2019. Dorn has also held positions as visiting scholar or professor at the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University and Harvard University. He maintains affiliations with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CESifo, and the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. In terms of professional service, Dorn performs or has performed editorial duties at the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Review of Economic Studies.