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Brendan O’Flaherty, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Arts and Sciences

Brendan O’Flaherty, Ph.D. studies urban economics in relation to homelessness and crime. He has been teaching at Columbia for over thirty years and previously served as aide to Kenneth Gibson, Newark's first African-American mayor.


  • The Economics of Race in the United States (Harvard University Press, 2015)