by Kirk Kardashian
Feb 13, 2020
Davin Chor, an associate professor at Tuck and a chair in Dartmouth’s academic cluster on globalization, traces the origins of his academic career back to a pivotal decision made in high school. Chor grew up in Singapore, where the population of 5.5 million people lives in an area one-sixth the size of Rhode Island.
His dad was an engineer and—unlike many parents who might encourage their children to follow in their own footsteps—wanted to direct Chor’s quantitative gifts away from that profession. That was what pushed Chor towards taking an economics class in the eleventh grade. Little did he realize then that he would continue to be a student of this subject well into his adult