Belinda Archibong

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 environment in inequality of access to public services (particularly infrastructure, education and measures of public health). Some current research studies the impact of climate-induced health shocks on the gender gap in human capital investment, and the impact of air pollution from gas flaring on health outcomes. Other work studies the role of domestic labor coercion in public infrastructure construction in British colonial Africa, the effects of taxation on public service provision, and the impacts of national youth service programs on social and human capital outcomes in Nigeria. 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, and the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC)

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 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 


Office: Barnard Hall 239 

Phone: (212) 854-8952




B.A., Columbia University

Ph.D., Columbia University