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: Sandra Black

Program Director: John C Mutter

Economics Adviser: Suresh Naidu

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. 

2020/2021 job market candidates

Sandra Aguilar Gomez
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nvironmental economics, development economics, public health
Letter Writers: Rodrigo Soares, Jeff Shrader, Anja 
Benshaul-TolonenEva Arceo-Gomez
Job Market PaperAdaptation and mitigation of pollution: evidence from air quality warnings

Raimundo Atal
Fields: environmental economics, energy economics
CV * Contact
Letter Writers: Jeff Shrader, John Mutter, Geoff Heal

Job Market Paper: Too close and too soon? Inefficient investments in wind energy

Sandra Baquié
Fields: environmental economics, health economics, development
CV * Contact
Letter WritersRodrigo Soares, Suresh NaiduMatt Neidell
Job Market Paper: A Tragedy of Antibiotics? The Negative Externality of Prescriptions on Antibiotics

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Economics Job Market Candidates