Eric Verhoogen is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) 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 the Vice Dean of SIPA and Co-Director of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia. He is also currently a Research Program Director of the International Growth Centre and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). He was co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics from 2009 to 2013. 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.

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The 22nd Annual LACEA Meeting 2017 will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 8th-11th, hosted by Universidad San Andrés. For more information click here.


The journal Lecturas de Economía,
edited by the Department of Economics at Universidad de Antioquia, is now inviting scholars to submit manuscripts for a special issue on impact evaluation of socio-economic programs and policies.  The special issue will be published in the second semester of 2018. Submissions are due on September 30, 2017. Manuscripts can be submitted to the e-mail address revistalecturas@udea.edu.co. For more information, please click here.


SobreMéxico. Temas de Economía,
managed by Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México is currently seeking manuscripts with applied work on the Mexican economy. The Journal publishes online as soon as they are in final publishable form. The journal accepts articles in English and/or Spanish. Please visit this site or write to isidro.soloaga@ibero.mx for further information.


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