Douglas Almond is an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics. His primary research areas are health and applied microeconomics, with a particular interest in infant health and the environment. Professor Almond served as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration and studied the health effects of air pollution in China as a Fulbright scholar. He received his BA from Carleton College (Minnesota) and PhD from Berkeley, where he received the departmental award for research on public policy.
Douglas presented his paper "Long-Term Effects of the 1959-1961 China famine: Mainland China and Hong Kong" at the 2008 CESI.