Douglas Almond

  • Associate Professor
  • Columbia University



Douglas Almond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. His research explores the health and human capital impacts of environmental exposures, particularly those experienced early in life. His research includes: "Winter Heating or Clean Air? Unintended Consequences of China's Huai River Policy" and "Chernobyl's Subclinical Legacy: Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout and School Outcomes in Sweden". Professor Almond served as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton administration and studied health impacts of air pollution in China as a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University 2005-2006. He received his BA from Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota, 1993), his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2002). Professor Almond is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.