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

Economics Advisor: Douglas Almond 

Placement Assistant: Tomara Aldrich 

2017/2018 Job Market Candidates

Francis Annan
Fields: Development Economics; Applied Micro: Environment, Public Economics
Job Market Paper: Credit-Induced Moral Hazard in Insurance: Theory and Evidence from Ghana
Recommenders: Bernard Salanié, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Wojciech Kopczuk, Wolfram Schlenker

Eugenie Dugoua
Fields: Environmental Economics
Job Market Paper: Directed Technological Change and International Environmental Agreements: Evidence from the Montreal Protocol
Recommenders: Scott Barrett, Suresh Naidu, Geoff Heal

Jaehyun Jung
Fields: Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics
Job Market Paper: Can Abortion Mitigate Transitory Shocks?: Demographic Consequences under Son Preference
Recommenders: Cristian Pop-Eleches, Doug Almond, Rodrigo Soares


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