Eric Verhoogen is Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics. 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.
Verhoogen holds a BA from Harvard College (1991), an MA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2001), and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2004).