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PhD Job Market Candidates

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 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 our 2021-2022 Job Market Candidates. 


Xinming Du
E-Mail * CV
Primary Fields: environmental economics, applied microeconomics, health economics
Job Market Paper: Symptom or culprit? Social media, air pollution, and violence
Letter Writers: Douglas AlmondJeff ShraderWolfram Schlenker

Solomon Gofere
E-Mail * CV
Primary Fields: labor economics, health economics, development economics, and the economics of education
Job Market Paper: College Admission Competition and Field Choice
Letter Writers: Kiki Pop-ElechesEric VerhoogenRodrigo Soares

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