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Dr Belinda Archibong

Assistant Professor of Economics , Barnard College

Barnard College
Milstein Center 1003
New York, New York 10027
USA

BIOGRAPHY: Belinda Archibong is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her 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 environment in inequality of access to public services and the development of human capital. Some current research studies the effects of epidemics on gender gaps in human capital investment, the politics and economic burden of epidemic disease, and the impact of air pollution from gas flaring on human capital outcomes; with a focus on the ways in which institutions mitigate or exacerbate the impacts of climate change and environment on inequalities around gender and marginalized groups. Other works study the economics of prisons, the links between taxation and public service provision and the role of gender and ethnic bias in hiring in African countries. 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, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC), and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP).

She joined the Barnard 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.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Archibong, B., (2019). “Explaining Divergence in the Long-Term Effects of Precolonial Centralization on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria.” World Development, 121: 123-140

Archibong, B., (2018) “Historical Origins of Persistent Inequality in Nigeria.” Oxford Development Studies, 46(3): 325-347

Archibong, B., & Annan, F., (2017). "Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 107(5): 530-35

Archibong, B., Modi, V., & Sherpa, S. (2015). “Geography of Infrastructure Functionality at Schools in Nigeria: Evidence From Spatial Data Analysis Across Local Government Areas.” Papers in Applied Geography, 1(2), 176-183

Archibong, B., & Annan, F. (2020). Climate Change, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment. In Women and Sustainable Human Development (pp. 15-35). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Archibong, B. & Annan, F., "'An Ill Wind that Blows No Girl Any Good': The Impacts of Climate-Induced Disease on Gender Inequality" . CDEP CGEG Working Paper No. 54

Archibong, B., Dekker, H., Grawe, N., Olney, M., Rutz, C., & Weiman, D. (2017). “Forging On-Campus Connections to Enhance Undergraduate Student Reasoning, Writing, and Research Skills.” The Journal of Economic Education, 48(4): 317-326