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Douglas Almond

Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics

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International Affairs Building, Room 1425

+1 212-854-7248

Personal Details

Focus Areas: Health Economics, Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, Public Policy 

Douglas Almond's primary research areas are health and applied microeconomics, with a particular interest in infant health and the environment. He co-directs SIPA's Center on Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP) with Professor Wolfram Schlenker. Almond previously served as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration and studied the health effects of air pollution in China as a Fulbright scholar.

Almond received his BA in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota and PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information, please visit Professor Almond's research website.


  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Carleton College

Honors and Awards

In The Media

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May 16 2024
Democratic Resilience

Douglas Almond spoke about his research that on days following late-night social media binges, Trump was “nearly three times more likely to be ‘angry’ in his interviews and speeches.”

Apr 24 2024
Washington Post
Climate & Sustainable Development

Douglas Almond spoke about the new initiative, and the worries about potential funding and influence from fossil fuel companies.

Mar 14 2024
Boston GLobe

Douglas Almond says that working women see their incomes cut in half, on average, after having children, and that their earnings remain depressed for years.


Jan 10 2024
Columbia Magazine
Climate & Sustainable Development

A new working paper from a team led by Douglas Almond shows that satellites can now pick up a methane bloom when L.N.G. carriers unload in European ports. 

Oct 31 2023
New Yorker