My research is primarily in the fields of economic growth, development, and international trade. There are more details in the "current research" link.
In fall 2013, I'm teaching intermediate macroeconomics (ECO 402) and the first-semester macro class in our PhD program (ECO 602).
In spring 2012, I was on sabbatical in Belgium. I received a Fulbright grant to do research on poor regions of the rich countries of the European Union at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics) at the
I normally teach in the first-year Ph.D. macro sequence (ECO 602) every fall, and in the macro Ph.D. field (ECO 762) every other year. In addition, I regularly teach intermediate macro (ECO 402) and an undergraduate class on economics development (ECO 473), and have recently taught an undergraduate topics course on the economics of Africa (ECO 410/499). Recent syllabi for all are attached at left.
I have a PhD student on the market this year - Maria Apostolova does work on fertility and economic growth, and the microeconomic determinants of fertility. Here's a feature about a grant that she won. I think she's terrific!
Areendam Chanda (LSU) and I co-organized the Southern Growth Conference at the SEA meetings in 2012, 2010, and 2008.
Since October 2011, I've been a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal, and hope that you'll consider submitting good growth/macro/trade papers there!