Eric Verhoogen

Founding Director and Current Co-Director of the Center for Development Economics and Policy and Professor in the Department of Economics and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

My main research area is industrial development -- firms, innovation, productivity, trade, industrial policy, labor markets in developing countries. A number of my papers have been concerned with the process of quality upgrading -- why and how firms raise quality when they sell to richer countries, and the consequences for labor and other input markets. Recently I've been working on technology adoption and productivity estimation, among other topics.