I truly enjoy my time in the classroom and I have a genuine passion for relaying advanced economic topics to a lay audience, whether it be undergraduate students, academics in different disciplines, or the community at large.
EC 313: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Received Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Economics
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of Macroeconomic theory and how these principles can be utilized for a diverse range of policy applications. The course is designed to familiarize students with issues that arise in the U.S. economy and to provide students with the analytical skills needed to confront them. The theory portion of the class will culminate with a discussion of the Great Recession and the difficulties that arise when traditional modeling paradigms and policies are applied at the zero lower bound.
Syllabus for EC 313
Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017
EC 380: International Economics Issues
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of international trade and finance. The course is designed to familiarize students with both the theory underlying models of international trade as well as applications of said theory to an array of policy issues that are relevant to the modern geopolitical landscape. The course concludes with a brief treatment of international finance, including the determination of exchange rates and an overview of the history of international monetary systems.
Syllabus for EC 380
Summer 2015, Fall 2017
EC 320: Introduction to Econometrics
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of Econometrics. Econometrics is the practice of using economic data to estimate economic relationship, evaluate carefully constructed hypotheses, and to forecast future economic events. In this course, we will first review important statistical methods and then proceed to mathematically and computationally undertake regression analysis. While this course is heavily based in theory, we will continually relate what we learn to real world topics while gaining experience using data to answer economic questions.
Syllabus for EC 320
EC 418: Further Exposition
-Responsible for managing teams of undergraduates tasked with applying economic and econometric analysis to problems facing local governments and non-profits. Projects included cost-benefit analysis of increased bed tax in a major coastal Oregon city, evaluation of neighborhood watch programs as a crime deterrent for a local police department, among other projects.
EC 201: Principles of Microeconomics
EC 311: Intermediate Microeconomics
EC 327: Introduction to Game Theory
EC 410: Political Economy
EC 418: Economic Analysis of Community Issues