I taught undergraduate-level Economics courses for over four years. During that time, I worked as a head instructor, instructor, teaching assistant, and course development author for an online course. I received Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award and Thank a Teacher Note. My courses include Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Math Camp given to incoming doctoral students.
Principles of Macroeconomics - ECON 1102
Head Instructor (Spring 2021, Fall 2021), Instructor (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020), Teaching Assistant (Fall 2019)
Online Course (Section 301) - Instructor (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022), Course Redesign (Summer 2022)
ECON 1102 Principles of Macroeconomics is an introductory course in macroeconomics and acquaints students with the basic tools in macroeconomics including Gross Domestic Product (GDP), money, inflation, unemployment, the role of central banks, saving and investment, trade deficits, exchange rates, and fiscal and monetary policies. Basic macroeconomic tools and concepts are essential in understanding the "economic way of thinking" in a world with an increasingly open global economy. The concepts offer important insights into a variety of social, economic, and country interactions. We try to emphasize the fact that economic problems can be viewed from many angles, and can be remedied in different ways, depending on the existing conditions and the underlying philosophy. Economic problems are presented not in an isolationist context, but in an open and global setting, and almost all current economic decisions are made in the context of a global framework.
Principles of Microeconomics - ECON 1101
Teaching Assistant (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
In this course, we develop the basic economic theory of firms and consumers and their interactions in markets. From these primitives, we derive supply and demand and solve for the competitive equilibrium allocation of the free market. We define notions of efficiency and prove one of the central results in economics, the First Welfare Theorem. This result is that under certain conditions the free-market allocation is efficient (where efficiency is defined in a precise way). Put another way, under certain conditions the market maximizes the size of the social pie. Next, we consider the effects of government policies and determine how these policies affect both the size of the pie and its distribution across individuals in the economy. Next, we introduce the concepts of externalities and monopoly and show how these situations lead the first welfare theorem to break down. That is, the market allocation no longer maximizes the pie.