Economic Development Seminar with Belinda Archibong
Belinda Archibong (Barnard College, Economics)
Thursday, 10/1/2020, 4:00pm to 5:20pm
Dr Archibong will discuss her current research.
Contact PSC Office for Zoom details.
Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Economics.
Professor Archibong's research areas include development economics, political economy, economic history and environmental economics with an African regional focus. Her research areas include development economics, political economy, economic history and environmental economics. Her research investigates the role of historical institutions and environment in inequality of access to public services and the development of human capital. Some current research studies the effects of epidemics on gender gaps in human capital investment, the economics of epidemics, and the impact of air pollution from gas flaring on human capital outcomes; with a focus on the ways in which institutions mitigate or exacerbate the impacts of climate change and environment on inequalities around gender and marginalized groups. Other works study the economics of prisons, the determinants of gender gaps in political participation, the links between taxation and public service provision and the drivers of gender gaps in labor markets in African countries. She is a faculty affiliate at Columbia University's Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), The Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Institute of African Studies, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC), and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP).