Teaching

Overview

My teaching philosophy includes incorporating real-life experiences and examples to understand economic theory and content, particularly as it relates to public policies, programs, and procedures. Students engage more with material they relate to and helping them find their own passion in the course content is my top priority.

I currently teach a graduate course on program evaluation in the Professional Master in Applied Economics Program at the University of Maryland. I have also taught graduate and undergraduate-level courses in economic demography, microeconomics of development, empirical analysis (statistics), and public policy writing. Below are two examples of prior courses taught. See CV for a full list.

Examples of courses taught

Economic Demography 243

SUMMARY: This course explores topics in population studies, or demography, from an economic perspective. Core demographic variables, such as fertility, mortality, and migration, are both consequences and determinants of economic factors. We will cover basic demographic concepts and measures, and we will use economic theory to understand the relationship between economics and demography. Potential topics covered include: the dynamics of fertility and child bearing decisions, marriage markets, migration, household consumption, intergenerational mobility, and societal shifts in age structure. Prerequisites: Economics 110 and 111. 6 credits.

Microeconomics of Development 240

SUMMARY: This course explores household behavior in developing countries. We will cover areas including health and mortality, investments in education, the intra-household allocation of resources, and household structure. We will also look at the characteristics of land, labor, and credit markets, particularly technology adoption; land tenure and tenancy arrangements; the role of agragarian institutions in the development process; and the impacts of alternative politics and strategies in developing countries. Prerequisites: Economics 110 and 111. 6 credits.