Associate Professor of Economics and Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Columbia University
Jonas Hjort is an Associate Professor of Economics and Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School
He received his PhD from U.C. Berkeley, and does research on development, labor, and organizational economics. In his work, Jonas uses household, firm and administrative datasets from Africa, Latin America and Russia to evaluate potential drivers of productivity and job creation. His recent studies have focused on the role of vertical integration in firms' quality upgrading, how industrial policies interact with individual and organizational level productivity to influence output in the public sector, and Internet's role in job creation in Africa
Recent work by Jonas Hjort
Vertically integrating suppliers is a strategy firms use to improve product quality by ensuring higher-quality inputs
Evidence from Russia shows that through appropriate policy design, policymakers can overcome existing capacity challenges within bureaucracies
How does the productivity of individual bureaucrats affect the overall efficiency of the public sector?
Local employment effects of fast internet connections show that ICT might be one of the most effective employment-creating policies in Africa