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
212-854-4476

Program Director: John C Mutter
212-854-0716

Placement Assistant: Tomara Aldrich 
212-854-9785

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
Placement: 
Researcher,
Environmental Market Solutions Lab, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Does Self-Reporting Measure Up? Environmental Misreporting in the Bakken

Anouch Missirian
Placement: 
Fall 2020: 
Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental Market Solutions Lab, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara
Fall 2021: Assistant Professor,
Toulouse School of Economics

CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Yes, in your backyard: Forced technological adoption and spatial externalities

Ana Varela Varela
Placement:

Fall 2020: 
Economist Research Scholar in the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law

Fall 2021: Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics of the University of Amsterdam
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Surge of Inequality: How Different Neighborhoods React to Flooding

Economics Job Market Candidates

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