Teaching

AGEC 315 – Contemporary Issues in Global Food and Agricultural Systems [Syllabus]

I teach AGEC 315 in the spring semesters. This is an undergraduate course that covers issues of world supply and demand for food, environmental and resource economics, international trade, and international development. Students are introduced to the basic economic concepts related to these issues as well as developing a perspective on current issues facing global food and agricultural systems.

AGEC 810 – Price, Income, and Trade Policies for Agriculture [Syllabus]

This course includes MS and PhD students. This course develops tools and considers examples related to the analysis of agricultural policies. We examine the effects of price, income, and trade policies on consumer and producer welfare. We consider some actual policies and provide an historical sense of how policies have evolved. We also evaluate some of the literature that attempts to quantify the effects of distortions to agricultural incentives.

AGEC 936 – Quantitative Topics in Agricultural Economics [Syllabus]

I teach 25% of this team-taught course for PhD students. In my module, I teach quasi-experimental methods such as matching estimators, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, and quantile regression. I also discuss the use of cluster standard errors.