I have taught at NC State since enrolling in graduate school in Fall 2009. My first two semesters I was a lab instructor for EC 205 (Fundamentals of Economics) with three sections each semester. The following four semesters I instructed two independent sections of EC 202 (Principles of Macroeconomics) each semester. In the Fall of 2012 I taught one independent section for EC 202 and developed a new course for EC 495 that focused on Sports Economics. In all of my courses, I have used some form of moodle for the course. Moodle is an open-source course management system that allows educators to create an effective online learning site. With moodle, I can update reading lists, upload documents, send announcements, and create online quizzes for the students.

Below are links to some materials used in each course as well as courses I am in the process of developing. Since the courses use moodle, they do not translate 100% to websites off of the moodle layout. Some course materials are password protected to ensure certain materials are only used by students who have taken the course. Please contact me if you would like access to the files.

EC 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

  • Description - Scarcity, production possibilities, and opportunity cost. Supply and demand analysis, free markets, the price system, and government policy. Microeconomic analysis of business decisions in competitive and noncompetitive markets. Labor markets, capital, and natural resource markets, and externalities. Market breakdown, income redistribution, and role of government. Free trade, tariffs, and gains from international trade.
  • Required for all students in the College of Management, also this can satisfy a Humanities requirement for all students.
  • Not yet taught.

EC 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Description - Aggregate economic analysis emphasizing current public policy issues. Determinants of level and rate of growth of total output. Causes of unemployment and business cycles, inflation, and exchange rate fluctuations. Effects of monetary policy (money supply) and fiscal policy (government spending, taxes, deficits) on these problems. Trade surpluses/deficits and impact of international events and policies on national economies.
  • Required for all students in the College of Management, also this can satisfy a Humanities requirement for all students.
  • Taught from Fall 2010 to Spring 2013 (5 total independent sections).
  • Sample Syllabus

EC 205 - Fundamentals of Economics

  • Description - Fundamental ideas in economics: scarcity, substitution, opportunity cost, marginal analysis, gross domestic product, real and nominal magnitudes. Supply and demand analysis. Microeconomic analysis of pricing in competitive and noncompetitive markets. Macroeconomic analysis of production, employment, the price level, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policy and the stabilization of the economy. Comparative advantage and international trade.
  • This course can satisfy a Humanities requirement for most students.
  • Taught from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010 (6 total lab sections).
  • Sample Syllabus

EC 351 - Data Analysis for Economists (Introduction to Econometrics)

  • Description - Tools for describing and analyzing data as used in economics. Probability, random variables, sampling, point and interval estimation. Hypothesis testing and regression analysis with emphasis on economic applications.
  • Students must take an introductory statistics course before enrolling.
  • Required for completion of a degree in Economics at NC State.
  • Taught in Spring and Summer I 2014 (2 total independent sections).
  • Sample Syllabus

EC 495 - Sports Economics

  • Description - Economic analysis of athletic performance, sports teams, and leagues. Topics include athlete compensation, labor relations, antitrust issues, tournament theory, public funding of sports venues, and application of economic principles to sports settings.
  • Fulfills an Economics elective for students majoring in Agricultural Economics and Economics.
  • Taught Fall 2012 (1 independent section). This was a newly developed course at NC State and may be offered again in the future.
  • Sample Syllabus

Short Course - GIS with R

  • Description - Use R to analyze spatial data, display maps, and better understand Geographic Information Systems. A low level of proficiency with R will be assumed and special attention will be devoted to using shapefiles, using ggplot2 to plot data, and using the spdep package in R.
  • Designed to help graduate students with any research that uses spatial methods.
  • Partially developed.
  • Sample Syllabus/Outline

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