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Environmental Economics, Spring 2024 (to be taught)

This course introduces undergraduates to Environmental Economics, weaving foundational microeconomic principles with pressing environmental concerns like air pollution, global climate change, and forest management. Dive deep into the interaction between the natural world and human economy, emphasizing entropy laws and ecosystem-services. Explore challenges of externalities, public-good attributes, and non-tradability, leading to market failures and their impact on social welfare. As a writing-emphasis course, students will hone their analytical and articulation skills around these intricate topics.

Experimental Economics, Fall 2022, Fall 2023 [syllabus]

Experimental economics is the application of experimental methods to study economic questions. Economic experiments replicate real-word incentives in a controlled manner and may be conducted in the laboratory, the field or even over the internet. The objective of this course is to test the validity of economic theories, analyze deviations from theoretical predictions and identify patterns of behavior useful to build new theories. Further, we will review the popular behavioral results obtained in the literature so far.

Econometrics, Fall 2023 [syllabus]

This course covers the statistical tools needed to understand empirical economic research and to plan and execute independent research projects. Topics include statistical inference, ordinary least squares regression, generalized least squares, instrumental variables, simultaneous equations models, and limited dependent variable models.

Research Paper, Spring 2023 [syllabus]

This course will help you write well-researched, organized, and correctly documented research papers. You will learn how to find, evaluate, and document sources as well as incorporate information from research into your writing while following the principles of academic honesty. Throughout the course, you will expand your academic vocabulary and writing fluency, accuracy, and effectiveness.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Fall 2022 [syllabus]

This course examines how a country’s economy works. We examine factors that affect the overall price level, the labor market, production, and interest rates, and develop a model to explain these fluctuations. We will examine the role that money plays on these important variables and explore how polices by the government and central bank attempt to reduce their fluctuations. We will examine the role of government, and its spending and tax decisions. Finally, we explore economic trade theories in detail, examining how economies are tied together globally, how the economies and policies of one country affect other countries, and determine the effects of trade policy.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Fall 2019, Summer 2020, 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023 [syllabus]

In this course, we focus on building abilities to understand macroeconomic cycles and anticipate possible policy actions and their impacts. As part of this broad goal, we develop understanding of several key macroeconomic models (such as IS-LM model, Aggregate Demand and Supply analysis and Solow Growth model). These support students’ understanding of outcomes for key macroeconomic variables (such as GDP output/income, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and trade volume). In addition, we address key macroeconomic policy actions, and look at implications of these various policy actions, in the short run and longer run.  Students gain better understanding of how macroeconomic outcomes relate to their lives.  After completion of this course, students are able to: (1) Think critically in utilizing an economic framework to explain the behavior of the world economy; (2) Utilize macroeconomic models such as IS-LM, Aggregate Supply and Demand, and the Solow Growth model. Within these frameworks, we focus on both short and long run behaviors; (3) Read and interpret macroeconomic indicators such as output, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, and trade volume; (4) Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of various fiscal and monetary policies and its effects on the broader economy.

In addition to coursework, I assign a project for Intermediate Macroeconomics that helps students think about some real-world applications of macroeconomic theory. Here are the ones I have assigned in the past.

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