Eric A. Verhoogen

Eric Verhoogen is Professor of Economics and of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. 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 a Research Program Director 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. His CV is available here; for more information, see his personal website.

Prof. Verhoogen is co-director of the Center for Development Economics and Policy and is head of the Firms and Innovation Initiative.

CDEP projects:

How Do Managers' Beliefs about New Technologies Evolve?

North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling

Promoting High Impact Entrepreneurship in Mexico: A Randomized Evaluation

Enlisting Workers in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico

Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries

Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan