Ruiwen Lee

Job Market Candidate

Columbia University

I am a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. My research is in the field of environmental and energy economics. I hold a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University as well as a degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. I am on the job market this year.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Environmental and energy economics
  • Remote sensing
  • Data science


  • PhD in Sustainable Development, Expected 2020

    Columbia University

  • Master of Public Affairs in Economics and Public Policy, 2011

    Princeton University

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (with Honors), 2004

    National University of Singapore


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At Columbia University (Master’s level courses), 2013-2017:

  • Energy Economics, Guest Lecturer
  • Environmental Fundamentals, Teaching Assistant
  • Economics of Sustainability Management, Teaching Assistant
  • Financing Natural Infrastructure, Teaching Assistant
  • Microeconomics and Public Policy, Teaching Assistant
  • Macroeconomics Laboratory, Teaching Assistant
  • Political Economy of Finance, Teaching Assistant

At New York University (Undergraduate course), 2013:

  • Environment and Society, Teaching Assistant

Training received, 2016:

  • Innovative Teaching Summer Institute, Columbia University