Teaching

University of Victoria

Labour Economics 1 (3rd year undergraduate) – Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

Aspects of labour supply and demand, and wage structures.  Topics may include: the allocation of time, retirement, unemployment insurance, education and training, male-female wage differentials.

Queen’s University

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.