Eric Verhoogen

Columbia University

Eric Verhoogen is a professor at Department of Economics and School of International and Public Affairs and co-director, Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University. He is also Theme Leader for the 'Innovation, Organisations and Markets' research theme at PEDL (CEPR). 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 organization. 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. He holds a PhD in Economics from Univesity of California and his fields of research are Development Economics, International Trade and Labor Market.