Eric Verhoogen

Eric Verhoogen

Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Economics; Co-Director, Center for Development Economics and Policy

Eric Verhoogen

International Affairs Building, Room 1119

Personal Details

Focus areas: Development economics, international trade, labor economics

Eric Verhoogen is 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.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA, Harvard College

Research And Publications

In The Media

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May 16 2024

"Press accounts of dirty activities springing up in developing countries, in part to evade stricter environmental regulations in developed ones, are all too common. But previous academic research has found little systematic evidence of such pollution-haven effects between the global North and South," Eric Verhoogen co-writes.

Feb 20 2022

Why aren’t innovative ideas always adopted, even if they reduce costs? A study of soccer-ball manufacturers in Pakistan provides insight.

Feb 28 2018
Feb 26 2017

Panel discussion in Mexico City welcomes professor and far-flung alumni via Interactive video platform.

Nov 29 2016