While working towards my PhD I had the honor of teaching two fourth-year courses, environmental economics at the Royal Military College of Canada and applied econometrics at Queen’s University. While at the IMF, I co-taught week-long courses on DSGE modelling for policy analysis to Fund and external economists. I also present every fall at the Risk Policy and Regulation program at Queen’s on Macro-Financial Modeling in Macro-Policy DSGE Models Post‐2008.
I believe in teaching at the frontier and application of content. Students need to be engaged with the opportunity to develop ideas and improve writing. Both forth-year undergraduate courses I taught had the option for students to write a final research project.
For the applied econometrics course, students completed a research paper in structural econometrics applied to a primary commodity sector of their choice. The assignments from the semester required students to work with their own data and develop their own programs needed for the final project. Several excellent final papers were completed.
The environmental economics course had several writing exercises and an option to complete a final paper. I worked with two students to develop a survey and execute a contingency valuation of watersheds and water quality. They collected over one hundred survey responses and took the opportunity to compare value elicitation questions. These students were motivated and ended up with interesting results.
“The Theory and Use of the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model,” International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Hot Topics in Macro Modeling, March 10-18, 2011.
“The Theory and Use of the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model,” International Monetary Fund, Research Department, March 4-10, 2012.