Teaching

Course Instructor

Introductory Econometrics (3rd year undergraduate) – Fall 2016

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Estimation and inference in multivariate econometric models. Emphasizes understanding of methods and their properties, as distinct from their formal theoretical development. Practical tools for preparing and analyzing data with appropriate models are taught using econometric software.

Income Distributions and Problems in Inequality (3rd year undergraduate) – Fall 2014

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This course will provide an introduction to the measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality, with a particular focus on inequality and the distribution of earnings in Canada. We will look at trends in inequality, theories of the principal determinants of the distribution of income, and we will also review some recent empirical findings in the related literature. Students should be comfortable with the principles of microeconomic theory, and we will also be using concepts from elementary statistics, so prior knowledge of statistics is strongly recommended.

Teaching Assistant

Econometrics 2 (PhD econometrics) – Winter 2014, 2015 

[evaluations: 2014, 2015 (NA)]

This is a course intended for specialists in econometrics. It deals primarily with the asymptotic distribution theory of nonlinear least squares, generalized least squares, the generalized method of moments, and maximum likelihood. Other topics include specification testing, binary response models, and simultaneous equations estimators. Intended for Ph.D. students.

Quantitative Methods (MA econometrics) – Fall 2013, 2015

[evaluations: 2013, 2015]

A first course in econometrics at the graduate level. Students are expected to have had at least one econometrics course at the undergraduate level, and to be familiar with matrix algebra and elementary statistics. A broad range of econometric models will be covered.

Other Courses

At Queen’s University I have also been a TA for the following undergraduate courses: Environmental Economics, Econometrics, and Issues in North American Economic History; and a TA for the Masters of Industrial Relation’s Analytical Methods course.

At Dalhousie University I was a TA for the following undergraduate classes: Econometrics 1 & 2, the Economics of Retirement, Strategic Behaviour (Game Theory), Economic Development Debates, and the Honour’s Thesis Course.

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