Division of Social Science - Leadership
Dean of Social Science
Miguel Urquiola is Dean of Social Science and Professor of Economics and of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He has chaired Columbia’s Department of Economics and its Committee on the Economics of Education. He is also a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Outside Columbia, Urquiola is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and has held appointments at Cornell University, the World Bank, the Bolivian Catholic University, and the Bolivian government.
Dean Urquiola’s research is on the Economics of Education. Its focus is on understanding how schools and universities compete, and how educational markets differ from other markets economists study. He has written numerous journal articles on these issues, and a book on why American universities excel at research: Markets, Minds, and Money.
Director of Decanal Affairs
Jack Reilly is Director of Decanal Affairs for the Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. He has over ten years of experience working in higher education. Jack holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and will receive an M.P.A. from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs in 2023.