Alice Tianbo Zhang is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and a fellow at the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University. She is an economist passionate about using cutting-edge data and economic models to address social and environmental justice issues. Her research seeks to improve our understanding of how large-scale natural and social processes, such as anthropogenic climate change, natural disasters, and forced migration, affect economic development and human welfare. She received a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

November 22, 2019


Development and Displacement

The effects of big development initiatives

Infrastructure lies at the heart of development. From transportation and telecommunication networks to electrical grids and water pipelines, large-scale infrastructure projects play a pivotal role in the global development landscape.