- Ph.D., Economics, Rice University (USA), 2000.
- M.A. Economics, Bowling Green State University (USA), 1990.
- Maîtrise, Langues Etrangères Appliquées (Applied Foreign Languages), University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV (France), 1985.
Sylvestre Gaudin (Ph.D. Rice University 2000) is an applied micro-economist with special interests in economic development, distributional and gender issues, and the protection of natural resources and the environment. She has written in the areas of water management for municipalities with land subsidence (dissertation thesis), residential water demand (Land Economics, Applied Economics), distributional aspects of immunization in India (Social Science and Medicine), and more recently on the relationships between wealth and gender issues in India (Demography). Before joining the Oberlin Economics department, she taught at Rice University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the University of Wyoming. She has been a consultant for the World Bank on diverse topics from macroeconomic stabilization in Brazil (1993/94) to measuring socioeconomic disparities in immunization in India (2003/05) and creating composite health indices that take account of distributional concerns (2007/08). She left the Oberlin faculty in June 2007 but has remained affiliated with Oberlin and the economics department as a Research Associate since then.