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One fifth of humanity lives on less than $1.25 per day, and two-fifths on less than $2 per day, with the frequent hunger, chronic health problems, and everyday indignities that such poverty entails. How can the living standards of the poor be raised? The Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) supports microeconomic research to investigate the sources of poverty and to inform practical interventions to address them.
Founded by Jan Svejnar in 2012, the Center on Global Economic Governance is a premier Center for producing a new wave of policy-oriented research on global economic governance, stressing excellence and recognition. In doing so, CGEG brings into sharp focus key issues, sets the highest academic standards in research, and brings together key players from the academic, policy and business world. This approach combines internal and external talent. In particular, CGEG involves and provides a stimulating environment for SIPA and Columbia faculty and students, and brings in top external academics, policy makers, and business leaders to address issues facing the...
We are at a transformational moment in energy history: new technologies are unlocking new resources and devising new ways to get energy as climate change impacts are being felt with more frequency and severity. The Center on Global Energy Policy provides independent, balanced, data-driven analysis to help policymakers navigate the complex world of energy. We approach energy as an economic, security, geopolitical, and climate concern. And we draw on the resources of a world-class institution, faculty with real-world experience, and a location in world’s finance and media capital.
The mission of Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies is to promote economic prosperity in India, by improving understanding of the Indian economy through research undertaken by leading scholars, by disseminating this knowledge to practitioners, policymakers, students and scholars worldwide and by sustaining ongoing dialogues on major policy issues facing India. The Center’s research will also include comparative analysis of the experience of India and the United States in policy-relevant areas such as climate change and federalism, so as to provide scholarly support for multilateral and bilateral (US-India) initiatives.
Founded in 1951 under the sponsorship of Dwight D. Eisenhower, during his tenure as president of Columbia University, the Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) was renamed the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) in March 2003. Created to promote understanding of the "disastrous consequences of war upon man's spiritual, intellectual, and material progress," the institute has become one of the leading research centers on international relations in the United States. Its researchers have probed the political, military, historical, legal, economic, moral, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of international relations; and contributed to the general discourse by authoring...