Teaching

Leigh Wedenoja
leigh_wedenoja[at] brown[dot] edu



I believe that teaching economics is an integral part of being an economist. While I have predominantly spent my graduate career as a researcher, I am committed to working with students to develop valuable economic insights into the world and a set of reasoning skills that they can take forward into their personal and professional lives. I strongly believe that undergraduate and masters level research opportunities are important in developing future scholars and policy makers and I value a collaborative process of teaching economics through research and practice in addition to the classroom. 

At the undergraduate level I am qualified to teach core courses in theory, particularly introductory and intermediate microeconomics and applied econometrics/empirical methods. In addition to core courses, my graduate coursework and research prepare me to teach labor economics, behavioral economics, the economics of education, policy analysis, economics of gender, and development economics from a labor perspective. I welcome the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary courses across the social sciences with the aim or preparing students for graduate school or the workplace.