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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Primary: Energy and Environmental Economics
Secondary: Urban Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Job Market Paper: Clearing the air: the role of technology adoption in the electricity generation sector
Letter Writers: Wolfram Schlenker, Geoffrey Heal, Donald Davis

Tim Foreman
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Fields: Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics
Job Market Paper: The Effects of Dust Storms on Economic Development
Letter Writers: Wolfram Schlenker, Rodrigo Soares, Ronald Miller, Geoff Heal

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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Fields: Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Socioeconomic Impacts of Disasters, Spatial Econometrics, Data Science
Job Market Paper: Earthquakes and Economic Growth
Letter Writers: John C Mutter, Doug Almond, Geoffrey Heal

Jason Wong
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Fields: Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Energy and Transportation Policy
Job Market Paper: Blue-sky Thinking: Connectivity Impacts on Regional Economies and Innovation in the United States
Letter Writers: Scott Barrett, Geoffrey Heal, Johannes Urpelainen, Jason Smerdon 

Alice Tianbo Zhang
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Fields: Environmental and Energy Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics
Job Market Paper: Within but Without: Involuntary Displacement and Economic Development
Letter Writers: Geoffrey Heal, Wolfram Schlenker, Rodrigo Soares

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