teaching

Research Methods:

I created and coordinate a course on Research Methods in Economics in the MSc in Economics.

The course web page can be found on the UCL Moodle site.

Topics in Household Economics:

I teach a course in Household Economics in the BSc in Economics. Here is some information about the course, to help students decide whether they might be interested in taking the course.

I am preparing the syllabus and course materials at the moment. Here is what I think the course will be about. I might adjust the materials once I have seen what is done in other courses. (I don't have access to the moodle pages of other courses, so that it is difficult to compare with other courses precisely. I think from the 2nd year, it is closest to core micro, ECON2001, and to quantitative economics and econometrics. From the 2nd/3rd year courses, it might be closest to economics of development. From 3rd year courses, it might be closest to some aspects of Economic Policy Analysis, ECON0024; Microeconometrics, ECON002, Ethics in Applied Economics, ECON0033 and Issues in Economic Development. )

In this course, we will study how economists think about the choices that households make. The first question we will examine is whether men and women spend money in the same way. This is a question which everyone, not just economists, think they know the answer to. I will show you what economists have done to try to answer this question and what we know about this now. We will then turn to thinking about choice in a more structural manner. In Econ2001, you have learned how to model individual choice. We will study how this model is taken to data. Then, we will turn to the question of modelling the choices of households, ie of groups of individuals, each characterised by their own preferences and whose objectives might be in conflict. We will then examine how models recently developed are used to measure individual poverty.

Whilst there is some overlap, my course will be quite different from EconG046.

I have also been involved in the administration of teaching, as I was the director of the Undergraduate Economics degree at UCL for several years.