About the Program

Founded in 2003, the Program for Economic Research (PER) enhances the research environment for economists at Columbia University across a range of activities:

  • Research funding proposal development and portfolio management

  • Seed funding for early-stage research

  • Public programs, conferences, and events

  • Visiting researcher programs


Program for Economic Research
Columbia University
1130 International Affairs Building
420 W. 118th Street, 11th Floor

Tel:   (212) 854-1542      


Executive Director
Yeon-Koo Che

Assistant Director
Sophia Johnson

Program Manager
Stephanie Cohen

Steering Committee

Yeon-Koo Che Chair

Patrick Bolton