Eric Verhoogen

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Eric Verhoogen is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University, with a joint appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs and the Department of Economics. His primary research area is industrial development – empirical microeconomic work on firms in developing countries. A common theme is the process of quality upgrading by manufacturing firms, both its causes and its consequences. His work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and other journals. He is currently serving as co-director of the Trade Research Program of the International Growth Centre, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.