Christopher Blattman (Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 2007) focuses on economics, politics, and policy in developing countries. Prior to his appointment at Columbia, Professor Blattman was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University and also a business consultant and accountant. He is an adviser to the International Rescue Committee and the World Bank. In recent years he has served as an adviser to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, Uganda's Office of the Prime Minister, and Liberia's Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Professor Blattman is on leave for the 2014-2015 academic year.