Joshua Graff Zivin
Professor of Economics, UC San Diego
Joshua Graff Zivin is Professor of Economics at UC San Diego, where he holds faculty positions in the School of Global Policy & Strategy and the Department of Economics. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Co-Director of the Global Health Institute at UCSD. In 2004-2005, he served as Senior Economist for Health and the Environment on the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Prior to joining UCSD in 2008, he was an Associate Professor of Economics in the Mailman School of Public Health and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he served as the Director of the PhD Program in Sustainable Development.
Professor Graff Zivin has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics in top economic, policy, and medical journals. His research interests are broad and include the areas of environmental, health, development, and innovation economics. Policy relevance serves as a guiding force behind all of this work.
Recent work by Joshua Graff Zivin
Firms are reactive to better enforcement of emission controls. This effect is more apparent among firms in industries with higher pollution intensity
High levels of pollution reduce the productivity even of indoor workers; cutting pollution can improve the health of both the economy and of society