University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Sam Carlson

Sam Carlson Master's Student, RSENR EE Certificate Student

MPA, Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School

BA, Government/International Relations, Dartmouth College


Advisor: Jon Erickson

Sam is studying for his Master's Degree in Natural Resources, and the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Ecological Economics. For 21 years (1989-2010) he worked at the World Bank as an Education Economist, focusing on human capital development and financing of large education investment projects. This included multi-year postings in India, Mali, Dominican Republic and Haiti. He also managed the World Bank Institute's training program for improving the quality of primary education. Sam initiated and managed for five years "World Links", an innovative World Bank program which brought Internet connectivity and technology-based teacher training to secondary schools in over 30 developing countries. More recently, Sam has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development in Ghana, Nicaragua, Guyana and the Dominican Republic. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, and a Bachelor's Degree in Government/International Relations from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa). He is married, with three children, and lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

Research Interests: Ecological Economics, International Climate Change Negotiations, Steady-State Economics

Thesis: In Progress

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