Cullum Clark

Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics



Office Location

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Umphrey Lee 310A





Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, A.M. (Political Science) Harvard University, B.A. (History) Yale University

Dr. J.H. Cullum Clark is the Director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative where he is responsible for managing various aspects of the new partnership between the Department of Economics and the Bush Institute and leads the Initiative's work on domestic economic policy and economic growth. His chief research interests are macroeconomic policy, economic geography and urban economics, and modern economic history.

Dr. Clark worked for 24 years in the investment industry, serving since 2002 as President of Prothro Clark Company, a Dallas investment firm. In addition to his time in the PhD program, his involvement with SMU includes serving since 2008 on the University’s Investment Committee, since 2010 on the Tate Lecture Series Board of Directors, and since 2017 as a Tower Center Fellow. He also serves on the boards of the Eugene McDermott Foundation and Uplift Education, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Dallas Assembly.

He and his wife Nita have three daughters: Lili (21), Annabel (19), and Charlotte (15).


Macroeconomic Policy, Economic Geography and Urban Economics, Modern Economic History



Economic History

Cullum Clark