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
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Program Director: John C Mutter
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Economics Adviser: Suresh Naidu
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Placement Assistant: Tomara Aldrich 
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The Sustainable Development Program is proud to share information on out 2021 Job Placements. Please check back in the fall for information on next year's job market candidates.

2020/2021 job market placements

Sandra Aguilar Gomez
2021, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC San Diego
2022, Associate Professor, Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Sandra Baquié
Placement: Economist, World Bank

Zhihan Cui
PlacementPost-Doctoral Scholar, Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA

Joséphine Gantois
PlacementPost-doctoral Scholar, Working to Restore Connectivity and Sustainability Research Group, University of British Columbia

Xueting (Sherry) Wang
Placement: Economist,
Christensen Associates, Energy Consulting

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Economics Job Market Candidates