Information for prospective students:

UCL now requires students to make their choice of optional modules in April and May, but only allows access to moodle pages of the courses after the module selection has been made.

I have put some information here about the courses I teach to help students chose their optional modules.

Topics in Household Economics - ECON0115:

I teach a course on Household Economics in the BSc in Economics. I have recorded a video to tell you about the course.

Tzvetan who took the course a couple of years ago, also recorded a video about the course. After his undergraduate degree in PPE at UCL, Tzvetan went on to obtain a distinction in the MPhil in Economics in Oxford. He is now working as an RA to Prof Stephen Machin and Dr Rui Costa on various projects related to labour costs adjustment to shocks, job transitions and others, and plans to go onto a PhD at some point.

From the 2nd year courses, it is closest to the core microeconomics course, 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, ECON0030.

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.

Issues in Economic Development - ECON0030

I share the teaching of this course with Marcos Vera-Hernandez. He teaches the first half of the course and I teach the second half.

Here is a video I have recorded to introduce the course.

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.

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.