Teaching

Courses Taught at the University of Maryland, College Park

Current Issues in American Economic Policy (Econ 401 - a senior-level undergraduate course of my own design; syllabus)

This course introduces students to the modern economist’s scientific approach to addressing economic policy issues. Particular goals include learning how economists identify and frame the key questions associated with policy issues and learning how to credibly use empirical evidence to understand and evaluate policies. Particular attention is paid to the limits of these empirical tools, to assessing both the internal and external validity of various findings, and to complications posed by general equilibrium effects. Ethical dimensions associated with economic analyses are also discussed. This course work towards these goals while exploring a selection of contemporary economic policy issues, including the minimum wage, the gender wage gap, immigration, K12 education policy, automation, healthcare policy, inequality, and trade. This course features a mixture of lectures, group discussions, and student presentations. The largest portion of student grades in this course comes from a final comprehensive paper, as well as supporting milestone assignments, that students work on throughout the semester and in which students are expected to demonstrate knowledge gained from throughout all sections of the class.

Taught: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019.

Principles of Micro-Economics (Econ 200 - an online undergraduate course; syllabus)

Taught: Summer 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016, and Winter 2017.

Intradepartmental STATA Mini-Course (a not-for-credit introduction to STATA for other graduate students of my own design; course materials)

Taught: Fall 2017 and Fall 2018.

Teaching Assistant Experience at the University of Maryland, College Park

Empirical Microeconomics (Econ 626 - a graduate methods course; syllabus)

I served as a teaching assistant for this course in the Fall 2016 semester.