My teaching philosophy includes four steps:
1. I want students to have a solid theoretical foundation of commonly used and relevant microeconomic and econometric concepts
2. I want my students to know how to obtain and interpret results for a real world analysis. This includes selection of the correct statistical software to use and knowledge of its limitations, knowing what data is required to answer the question at hand, how to upload and clean data such that it is ready for analysis, how to write code for different relevant statistical models, and how to interpret model outputs
3. I teach how to push past results. I want my students to be able to speak to the policy and economic implications of their results, including how and why those implications change if we alter our study context or sample.
4. My students learn how to present their findings via both writing and speaking
Classes I've taught in or been teaching assistant for:
Monitoring and Evaluation (2023)
Principles of Economics and the Environment (2023)
Environmental Development (2023)
Economics of the Public Sector (2022)
Environment and Development (2021)
In addition to classes, I have also led 6 data collection enumerator trainings in East and Southern Africa. Non-academically, I'm also an SAT/ACT/AP Calculus tutor, a yoga instructor, and a Pilates instructor.
Here is a link to a lecture I gave for Economics of the Public Sector.
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