Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Armstrong Atlantic State University- Adjunct Professor
ECON 2105 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
Develops methods and reasons for measuring aggregate economic activity in real and nominal terms, models the determination of national income, and considers fiscal and monetary policy alternatives and analyzes their implications. Problems associated with achieving and maintaining aggregate economic stability are discussed.

ECON 2106 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Comprehensive coverage of individual market functioning, beginning with the concept of scarcity and the economizing problem and moving to supply and demand, is presented. The concept of elasticity is introduced and its measurement and interpretation in a variety of applications is demonstrated. The theories of consumer choice and the production-costs relationship are developed. Individual firm profit maximizing behavior is analyzed and applied to various demand conditions and market structures.

ECON 4460 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE LAW
Efficacy of alternative legal arrangements using microeconomic analysis of the common law emphasizing property, contract, tort and criminal law. Topics include the economic basis for the establishment of property rights, ownership solutions to environmental problems, the efficacy of the contract process, and conditions under which breach of contract may be optimal.

Georgia State University- Graduate Assistant

ECON 4350 ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY
This course applies basic economic concepts to the study of poverty in the United States. There are three main topics: (1) measuring the extent of poverty in the United States, (2) explaining the causes of poverty, and (3) evaluating actual and potential private sector or government responses to the problem. Within this framework, topics that will be discussed include poverty and inequality, economics of the family, racial/gender discrimination and segregation, neighborhood effects, history of welfare, the incentive structure of the current and proposed welfare plans, and welfare reform.

ECON 4600 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
This course analyzes the issues underlying vast differences in development among the nations of the world. Economic growth, subject to appropriate restraints on environmental degradation, is seen as a major instrument for improving the development of nations and the welfare of their people. The course employs elements of theories of growth, international trade and finance, industrial organization, money, as well as micro and macroeconomics to analyze causes of and prescribe cures for, underdevelopment.

ECON 8840 APPLIED STATISTICS AND ECONOMETRICS II
The course provides training in preparing and managing data and introduce estimation approaches such as discrete choice models, truncated and censored regression models, panel data analysis, instrumental variable models, and evaluation methods. These techniques will be applied to real data for the purpose of policy analysis in the areas of labor markets, industrial organization, finance, economic development, and taxation.