The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Past Events

How Can America’s System for Making Secrets Get Back Under Control?

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 18:00 to 19:30


420 W 118th St 420 West 118th Street International Affairs Building Room 1501 New York, NY 10027

Join us for a panel discussion about the history, and future, of official secrecy, featuring discoveries from Columbia’s History Lab.

Please click here to register

The Fight for Climate Justice

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 12:15 to 13:30


International Affairs Building, Room 802

This pizza with your prof event will be an intimate conversation on the effectiveness of climate action, between ISHR faculty Jackie Dugard, Noah Chasin, and guest speaker Lydia Gibson. Our professors will discuss how human rights practitioners, climate activists, and scholars combat climate change, from strategic litigation at the international level to environmentally conscious urban planning and design in NYC, to address challenges of data justice and epistemic violence to marginalized communities.


To register, please click here.

Celebrating Recent Work by Sarah Zukerman Daly

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:15
5:00PM-6:15PM ET


The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University

New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

Celebrating Recent Work by Sarah Zukerman Daly

Conference on the Credibility of Government Policy in Honor of Guillermo Calvo

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 03:00 to Friday, February 24, 2023 - 08:45

In 1978 Guillermo Calvo published the paper “On the Time Consistency of Optimal Policy in a Monetary Economy”. This paper shows how a conflict between the interests of the current government with those of a future government, both of which share the same objective of maximizing social welfare, gives rise to a credibility problem.



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