The Center is pleased to host our Fall 2012 Visiting Scholar, Douglas Almond, duringthe week of October 8-11. Dr. Almond is an Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Almond’s primary research areas are health and applied microeconomics, with a particular interest in infant health and the environment. Almond previously 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. Almond received his BA from Carleton College in Minnesota and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the departmental award for research on public policy.