After graduating from GPIA with a concentration in Development, Josh decided to continue to learn about similar issues by staying at the New School to pursue a Phd. Josh is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at NSSR, with areas of concentration in Economic Development and Microeconomics. His research includes subjects such as development goals, social and economic rights, welfare economics, and
measurements of and trends in poverty and inequality.

The courses in GPIA, especially those related to economics and the Development concentration, helped give Josh the background in economic theories and concepts that formed the basis for his current work. The economics courses at GPIA were his first experience studying economics at a more advanced level, and they sparked his interest in economics that eventually led to his decision to pursue a PhD.