Douglas Almond (co-director)


Focus areas: health, environmental economics, public policy, China 

Douglas Almond is Professor of International & Public Affairs and Economics at Columbia University in New York.  

Almond served as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration and studied health effects of pollution in China as a Fulbright scholar. He is a visiting professor at Uppsala University in Sweden and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis .

Almond received his BA in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota and PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) where he is a research associate in the Children's and Environment and Energy Economics Programs.