Teaching

Classes that I teach / can teach

I have mostly focused on teaching macroeconomics and computational methods. However, I also have experience teaching introductory economics to undergraduates. I am also happy to teach undergraduate courses in applied microeconomics, such as environmental economics where I have had research experience in. Finally, I am always happy to mentor undergraduates and junior graduate students interested in pursuing macroeconomics research. For my teaching statement and philosophy, please click on this link.

 

Recent classes where I was an instructor

Econ 890: Special Topics in Economics (MATLAB) Summer 2017
Instructor, Duke University, Economics Department

I designed a MATLAB course targeted towards PhD students. This class assumes no working knowledge of MATLAB. As such, I first introduced the basic workings of MATLAB, before connecting the functionality of MATLAB to classic economic problems (dynamic programming). 

[Lecture I slides – Includes syllabus] [Codes from Lecture 4 and 5: These two lectures walk the student through the various numerical strategies used to solve the standard deterministic and stochastic neoclassical growth model using a very basic value function iteration method.]

 

Econ 101: Economic Principles Summer 2017
Instructor, Duke University, Economics Department

I was the primary instructor for this undergraduate economics course, which comprises of a broad introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course is a prerequisite for all undergraduates who wish to study economics as a major. [Syllabus] [Sample coursework] (A basic course evaluation is available here. More detailed evaluations available upon request.)

 

Macroeconomics (SAFEA program) Summer 2015
Instructor, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

I was the primary instructor for an introductory course to macroeconomics, held as part of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Public Policy program held at the Sanford School of Public Policy. The SAFEA program is attended by visiting government officials from the Chinese government.  I designed this particular course to introduce students to the basics of macroeconomics, as well as tailored to suit the professional needs of the students.

 

Econ 606: Advanced Macroeconomics II Summer 2015
Instructor, Duke University, Economics Department

I was the primary instructor for this advanced macroeconomics course which is targeted at students pursuing a Masters degree in economics. This course is designed to be a supplement to Advanced Macroeconomics I, which broadly introduces students to modern macroeconomics. In my class, I focused on teaching the basic empirical methods, and theoretical and numerical toolkit that modern macroeconomists require in order to conduct independent research. These methods were taught using the standard neoclassical growth model as a framework. [Syllabus] [Sample lecture slides on introduction to GE equilibrium concepts]

 

Recent classes where I was a teaching assistant 

Econ 702/706: Macroeconomics Analysis I/II Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Economics Department

This is the macroeconomics PhD sequence at Duke University. I was the teaching assistant to Craig Burnside, Cosmin Ilut, and Pietro Peretto. [My attempt at teaching students how to linearize and solve DSGE models]

 

Econ 605: Advanced Macroeconomics I Fall 2014 / Spring 2015
Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Economics Department

This is the introductory macroeconomics course for students pursuing a Masters degree in economics at Duke University.