Eric Verhoogen

Professor, Department of Economics and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Eric Verhoogen is a Professor in the Department of Economics and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is also a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Firms Research Programme. 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.

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