Eric Verhoogen is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University and Vice Dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. His main research area is industrial development—firms, innovation, productivity, trade, industrial policy, and labor markets in developing countries. A number of his studies have been concerned with the process of quality upgrading—why and how firms raise quality when they sell to richer countries—and the consequences for labor and other input markets. Recently, Eric has been studying technology adoption and productivity estimation, among other topics. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.