Tarikua Erda

PhD Candidate, Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

tarikua.erda@columbia.edu | @tarikuaerda

About me

I am a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Primary fields and interests: entrepreneurship and innovation, labor, public economics

Currently, I am studying the impact of disasters on firm and labor dynamics and the role of federal assistance in recovery. I am also using experimental tools to study hiring and labor markets.

I have a B.A. in economics with honors from Princeton University. Prior to graduate school, I spent two years in litigation consulting at Analysis Group. Outside of academics, I enjoy reading non-fiction, pour painting, and cooking.

You can download my CV here.

I am on the 2024-2025 job market.

Wondering how to pronounce my name? It is "Taa-ree-kwa." I am always happy to clarify, so please feel free to ask :)