Mathmatics for Economists
Instructor | Fall 2023
Analytical & Computational Tools for Applied Economists
Instructor | Summer 2020
This course is designed to teach analytical and computational tools for applied economics, and it is needed for students to successfully participate in and complete upper-level courses taught in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. These tools and concepts include partial derivation, unconstrained optimization, and integration, constrained optimization, statistical theory and methods, spreadsheet analysis, and statistical modeling.
Economics of the Food Industry
Co-Instructor | Fall 2020
Teaching Assistant | Fall 2019, Fall 2021
This course covers a variety of topics related to agricultural marketing. Agricultural marketing is defined as all the activities that occur between when the farmer sells his products and when you eat food made using the farmer's products as ingredients. We do not deal with advertising and selling techniques, but with the economics involved in the many events that happen between harvesting and snacking. We also cover lots of real-world events and situations that involve the economics of processing and/or marketing. We also study the restaurant business in some depth.
Intermediate Economic Principles
Teaching Assistant | Fall 2019
This course is designed to build upon the principles course with the intent to further investigate the efficiency and equity impacts on social welfare. General equilibrium and welfare economics are introduced and investigated under alternative market structures and economic systems. The insight which elementary mathematics affords the study of economics is explored.
Teaching Assistant | Fall 2018
Macroeconomics is the study of the whole economy. It deals with aggregate issues such as national output, unemployment, interest rates, and economic growth, as well as the allocation and distribution of resources and income in terms of the general characteristics of the markets. This course is a graduate-level introduction to the basic theory used to model and understand these macroeconomic questions. Further, we will specifically focus on the tools necessary to study and understand key macroeconomic issues in the agriculture and natural resources sectors of the economy.
World Food Economy
Teaching Assistant | Spring 2017
The World Food Economy is a survey course that examines the economics of global food and fiber production, consumption, and trade. It explores agriculture's many roles in the global economy visa vis economic development, food security, political economy, and environmental resource management.
Food and Fiber Economics
Fall 2013, 2014, 2015 | Spring 2014, 2015, 2016
Food and Fiber Economics is an introductory economics course for students in the college of agricultural and life sciences. This course discusses basic economic theory and some applications to real world situations.