Teaching

At the University of Colorado, I taught several intermediate and introductory micro and macroeconomics courses as well as graduate statistics for engineers.

In the 2013-2014 school year, I am teaching:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econometrics (Introduction to and Advanced)

Other courses taught include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics: This is the microeconomics version of your 101 class. It includes basic microeconomic theory–firm, consumer, market–, algebra, graphing, and some current events.
  • Labor Economics: This is an upper level course for students who have taken all introductory and intermediate courses, but may not be yet versed in quantitative methods. We spend the first few weeks putting together models of Labor Demand and Labor Supply, then analyze various challenges to those models, and policies that have effects on the labor market. My Labor students are blogging this semester. You can find their work in the sidebar of the class blog.
  • Quantitative Methods: This course is the undergraduate version of the statistics course I taught to engineers at CU. Basically, baby econometrics with a research paper. It has lots of math and writing. It includes frequent homework assignments, data management, programming in STATA, reading recent popular economics press, and presentations. Methods students also keep blogs. You can keep track of what we are up to on the Quantitative Methods 350 Blog.
  • Latin American Economic History and Development: This course is Latin American development and economic history through my eyes, so might be more heavily concentrated on countries I’ve inhabited or studied. Starting with pre-colonial health and moving through the trajectory of economic development in Latin America, there is a particular focus on macroeconomic crises, Venezuela, natural resources, and the consequences of growth. Includes an independent research paper, significant in-class discussion of current and past Latin American economic events, challenges, crises, and more. (Taught Fall 2011, not offered 2012-2013).

Lafayette students can access course information through Moodle.

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