Claus C Pörtner, PhD

Claus Portner

PhD, Economics, University of Copenhagen
MSc, Economics, University of Copenhagen
MA, Development Economics, University of Sussex
BSc, Economics, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Phone: 206-296-2539

Building/Room: Pigott 502

Teaching Areas

  • Economics

Personal Bio

Claus C. Pörtner, PhD, is an associate professor of economics at Albers. He is also the current holder of the Robert D. O'Brien Chair of Business for 2018-2020. Pörtner previously taught at the University of Washington, Brown University, and Georgetown University, and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and Ghana. His research interests include household and population economics, development, and labor. Pörtner has published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Demography, Journal of Development Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, and the Journal of African Economies. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on development and population issues, quantitative methods, and microeconomics.