Laura E. Boudreau

Laura Boudreau is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School. Her research focuses on organizational economics, labor economics, and development economics. Laura is especially interested in how the intersection of global supply chains with local institutions affect firms’ and workers’ outcomes and how labor market institutions affect economic development. Most of Laura’s research focuses on the apparel industry in South and Southeast Asia. Laura received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Laura was a staff member at the World Bank’s Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency. 

Laura’s CV and additional information can be found on her personal website.

CDEP projects:

Can Enforcement Interventions by Multinationals Help Improve Labor Standards in Developing Countries