Earth Institute Staff Directory

Jesse McDevitt-Irwin

PhD Student, Sustainable Development , Ph.D. in Sustainable Development , School of International and Public Affairs


BIOGRAPHY: Jesse is a second year PhD student in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

Jesse is interested in demographic, environmental and economic history. He uses anthropometric data to explore the intersection of economic growth, inequality and living standards. He is particularly interested in the social, economic and environmental consequences of modernization. He also enjoys haiku's, playing the guitar and wilderness canoeing