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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

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
Inclusive Prosperity

Professor Douglas Almond (and coauthor Cecilia Machado) visited the Science Sessions podcast to discuss the impact of a first child on the career trajectory of mothers.

Oct 09 2023
Geopolitical Stability

The launch of the Institute of Global Politics (IGP) highlights SIPA’s commitment to bringing scholars together with the world’s leading practitioners to drive change and address our toughest policy challenges.

Oct 03 2023
Climate & Sustainable Development

Professor Douglas Almond and SIPA PhD student Anna Papp are coauthors of a paper that examines the environment impact of cryptomining. 



Oct 02 2023
National Bureau of Economic Research

Douglas Almond found that “the costs of childbearing on women’s salaries are much higher than labor economists previously estimated.”


Jul 19 2023