The Columbia Doctoral Program in Sustainable Development is housed at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The first year of the doctoral program is taken with the first year PhD students in Department of Economics at Columbia University, along with a course in environmental science. Coursework in the later years is tailored to the student's reseach area, typically advanced graduate courses from departments in social and natural sciences, and engineering. Students also benefit from being part of the Earth Institute's research and practice programs that focus on sustainable development.

Placement Administrators:

Placement Director: Kiki Pop-Eleches

Program Director: John C Mutter

Placement Assistant: Tomara Aldrich 

The Sustainable Development Program is proud to share information on the following three Job Market Candidates. We invite interested employers to to peruse their work. 

2019/2020 job market candidates

Ruiwen Lee
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Does Self-Reporting Measure Up? Environmental Misreporting in the Bakken
environmental and energy economics
References: Wolfram Schlenker, Geoff Heal, Ignacia Mercadal, Chris Small

Anouch Missirian
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Yes, in your backyard: Forced technological adoption and spatial externalities
Field/s: environmental economics (primary); agricultural economics (secondary)
References: Wolfram Schlenker, Doug Almond Shahid Naeem, Jeff Shrader

Ana Varela Varela
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Surge of Inequality: How Different Neighborhoods React to Flooding
Field/s: environmental & urban economics (primary); development economics (secondary)
References: Wolfram Schlenker, Geoff Heal, Brendan O’Flaherty, Eric Verhoogen

Economics Job Market Candidates

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