Eric Verhoogen

Eric Verhoogen is a Professor in the Department of Economics and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His main research area is industrial development – applied microeconomic research on firms in developing countries. This area overlaps with the fields of development economics, international trade, labor economics, and industrial organisation. A recurrent theme in his work is the process of quality upgrading in the manufacturing sectors of developing countries – its causes, consequences, and broader implications. Verhoogen is a former co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics and is currently serving as the Vice Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California.

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