Teaching

“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”

– Joan Robinson

I am passionate about teaching and have had the opportunity to design several of my own undergraduate courses, both at The New School and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I consider it to be important to introduce a variety of theoretical perspectives and critiques in my courses, and to relate the theories to relevant policy debates. Below is an overview of my teaching experience. The syllabi are available upon request.

Teaching Fellow,
Eugene Lang College – The New School, Department of Economics
Alternative Theories of Economics Development, introductory undergraduate course (fall 2017)
International Organizations and the Political Economy of Development, upper-level undergraduate course (fall 2016)

Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Economics Department
Global Economic Development and Crime, introductory undergraduate course (spring 2016)

Teaching Assistant, Milano School of International Affairs – The New School
Development Economics taught by Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, graduate level (fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016)

Teaching Assistant, Barnard  College – Columbia University, Economics Department
Introduction to Economic Reasoning taught by Professor David Weiman, introductory undergraduate course (fall 2015)

I have also given a number of guest lectures. Here is a sample:
– Trade Policy in the Age of Trump, Georgetown University’s Economics Policy Immersion (summer 2017)
– Globalization and International Financial Institutions, University of Oslo’s International Summer School (summers 2012, 2013, 2017)
– Trade, Human Rights, and Development, Georgetown University’s International Law Institute (summer 2016)

Finally, here is a blog post I once wrote about the challenges of teaching pluralist Development Economics, which proceeded to go viral: How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists.