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 five Job Market Candidates. We invite interested employers to to peruse their work. 

2018/2019 job market candidates

Mehdi Benatiya Andaloussi
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Economist, International Monetary Fund

Dookie, Denyse
Postdoctoral Researcher, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change& the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Tim Foreman
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Post-Doctoral Scholar, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment

Stephanie Lackner, Postdoctoral Researcher, Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP), Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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Assistant Professor, School of Global and Public Affairs & Economics,  Instituto de Empresa (IE University)

Jason Wong
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Fall 2019: LSE Fellow in Environmental Economics, London School of Economics, Geography and Environment
Fall 2020: Assistant Professor, Occidental College, Department of Economics

Alice Tianbo Zhang
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Fall 2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Fall 2020: Assistant Professor, Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University

Columbia PhD in Economics Job Market Candidates

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