Belinda Archibong

Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Archibong's research areas include development economics, political economy and environmental economics with an African regional focus. Her research investigates the origins, drivers and effects of inequality of access to public services (particularly infrastructure, education and measures of public health). Some current work includes studying the persistent effects of historical institutions and geography on access to public services 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) and The Earth Institute 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.  


Academic Focus: 

Research and Teaching Fields

Development Economics, Political Economy, Economic History, Environmental Economics



Econ BC2075   Logic and Limits of Economic Justice

Econ BC3041   Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy

Econ BC3039   Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Office: Barnard Hall 239 

Phone: (212) 854-8952




B.A., Columbia University

Ph.D., Columbia University 

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