David S. Lee became provost of Princeton University on July 1, 2013. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a master's and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton. Lee has research interests in labor economics, econometrics and political economy. He has worked on issues of inequality in the labor market, and has also worked on the analysis of elections, and how they can be used in quasi-experimental empirical analysis of the impacts of unions in the labor market, and policy convergence in Congress. Lee 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 to 2007, an associate professor at the University of California-Berkeley in 2006, an assistant professor at UC-Berkeley from 2000 to 2006, and an assistant professor at Harvard from 1999 to 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.