About the Center


CEEP will undertake original research into the causes of environmental change, the consequences of this change for humanity, and the policies that can prevent and – where possible – reverse harmful environmental change to ensure sustainable development. CEEP’s goal is to share this knowledge with policymakers, fellow researchers, students, and concerned citizens worldwide. A defining feature of the Center's research is the integration of analytic approaches from economics with the natural sciences and engineering.

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2019-2020 Job Market Students

Placement Director: Kiki Pop-Eleches

Ana Varela Varela
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Surge of Inequality: How Different Neighborhoods React to Flooding
Fields: environmental & urban economics (primary); development economics (secondary)
References: Wolfram SchlenkerGeoff HealBrendan O’FlahertyEric Verhoogen

Anouch Missirian
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Yes, in your backyard: Forced technological adoption and spatial externalities
Fields: environmental economics (primary); agricultural economics (secondary)
References: Wolfram SchlenkerShahid NaeemDouglas AlmondJeff Shrader

Ruiwen Lee
CV * E-mail * Website
Job Market Paper: Does Self-Reporting Measure Up? Environmental Misreporting in the Bakken
Fields: environmental and energy economics
References: Ignacia MercadalGeoff HealWolfram SchlenkerChris Small


The Center brings together affiliates from the School of International and Public Affiars, Department of Economics, Columbia Business School, as well as The Earth Institute.


Funding by the School of International and Public Affiars and the The Earth Institute is gratefully acknowledged.