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 economics of epidemics, 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 determinants of gender gaps in political participation, the links between taxation and public service provision and the drivers of gender gaps in labor markets 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.

PROJECTS

Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Air Pollution from Gas Flaring and Human Capital Outcomes 5/1/17 9/1/20
Climate Change, Disease and Human Capital Outcomes 1/1/17 9/1/20

17 PUBLICATIONS ON COLUMBIA | ACADEMIC COMMONS

Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labor Markets 2023
Climate Change, Epidemics and Inequality 2022
Protest Matters: The Effects of Protests on Economic Redistribution 2022
The Value of Communication for Mental Health 2021
'We Are Not Guinea Pigs': The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance 2021
Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration 2020
Schooling in Sickness and in Health: The Effects of Epidemic Disease on Gender Inequality 2020
The Epidemic Effect: Epidemics, Institutions and Human Capital Development 2020
The Epidemic Effect: On the Politics and Economic Burden of Infectious Disease 2020
Washington Consensus Reforms and Economic Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons From the Past Four Decades 2020
'An Ill Wind that Blows No Girl Any Good': The Impacts of Climate-Induced Disease on Gender Inequality 2019
Convict Labor and the Costs of Colonial Infrastructure: Evidence from Prisons in British Nigeria, 1920-1938 2019
Convict Labor and the Costs of Colonial Infrastructure: Evidence from Prisons in British Nigeria, 1920-1938 2018
Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic 2017
Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria 2016
Essays on the Impacts of Geography and Institutions on Access to Energy and Public Infrastructure Services 2015
Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria 2014

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.

Sethi, R., Siddarth, D., Holland, A., Archibong, B., Annan, F., Somanathan, R., Cardenas Camilo, J. (2020). “Toward Global Pandemic Resilience.” COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Initiative. White Paper 11 Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics 

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