Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor Archibong's research areas include development economics, political economy, economic history and environmental economics with an African regional focus. Her research investigates the role of institutions and geography in inequality of access to public services (particularly infrastructure, education and measures of public health). Some current work includes studying the effects of taxation and historical institutions on public service provision in Nigeria. Other research studies the impact of health shocks on the gender gap in human capital investment, and the effects of environmental regulation on pollution levels and associated health. She is a faculty affiliate at Columbia University's Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), The Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Institute of African Studies and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.
She joined the Economics faculty in 2015 and received a B.A. in Economics/Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. Her CV and further information can also be found on her personal website.
Research and Teaching Fields
Development Economics, Political Economy, Economic History, Environmental Economics
Econ BC3063 Senior Seminar: Logic and Limits of Economic Justice
Econ BC3041 Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy
Econ BC3039 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Econ BC1003 Introduction to Economic Reasoning
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