Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is an art that ignites passion, fosters engagement, and shapes future thinkers. I create an inclusive, engaging space where students can bridge abstract economic theories with tangible real-world insights. Courses I have enjoyed teaching include Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Economic and Business Statistics. I am also interested in teaching courses such as International Economics, Applied Labor Economics, Demographic Economics, and Applied Econometrics.

Teaching Evaluation

Teaching evaluation from my most recent independent course is provided: ECO402 in Summer 2022. Additional teaching evaluations are available upon request.

Teaching Referrer

Dr. Darshak Patel: Senior Lecturer at the University of Kentucky. Email: darshak.patel@uky.edu.

Independent Teaching

ECO 202: Principles of Macroeconomics (Honors), Syllabus
In-person, Fall 2023, 67 students.
Introduces major economic topics such as production, business cycles, unemployment, and inflation. This course provides a foundational framework for understanding the influence of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy. Upon completion, students will be able to assess the broader implications of policy decisions on the economic stability and progress of a nation.

ECO 402: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Syllabus
In-person, Summer 2022, 7 students.
Delves deeper into major economic issues such as business cycles, unemployment, and inflation. Building upon the principles in earlier courses, this class offers a comprehensive understanding of the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy. By the end, students will be equipped to critically analyze the impacts of various policy interventions on macroeconomic indicators and the overall economic health.

ECO 201: Principles of Microeconomics, Syllabus
Hybrid, Spring 2022 & Fall 2021, 40 and 43 students separately.
Covers the fundamentals of microeconomics, focusing on market dynamics, consumer and firm behavior, and the government’s role in markets. Students will learn tools used by business managers, policymakers, and researchers. By the end, they will understand core economic principles and apply them in decision-making for real-world situations.

ECO 391: Business and Economics Statistics, Syllabus
Online, Summer 2021, 20 students.
Offers a study of statistical techniques in economics and business, focusing on regression analysis, estimation, and forecasting. Students will learn to perform regression analysis in Excel, interpret results, and produce detailed reports. They’ll evaluate regression outcomes and understand the significance of regression coefficients.

Selected Teaching Assistant

ECO 370: The Global Economy – TA for Dr. Yoonbai Kim & Dr. William Ederington
ECO 391: Economics and Business Statistics – Recitation TA for Dr. Alejandro Dellachiesa; 180 students
ECO 499: Introductory Econometrics for Economics and Finance – TA for Dr. Yoonbai Kim (Using R)
ECO 590: Introductory Quantitative Economics – TA for Dr. Adib Bagh (Graduate level)
ECO 702: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II – Recitation TA for Dr. Steven Lugauer (Graduate level)