Teaching and Supervision

Current Teaching 2018/2019

Graduate: Advanced Monetary Theory 282F (Spring 19)
Sabbatical: Fall and Winter Quarters



  • Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Forecasting in Business & Economics
  • Natural Resources Economics


  • Macroeconomic Theory and Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Empirical Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Time Series 
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Colloquium in Economic Theory
Graduate Students
Supervisor, Ph.D. Dissertations
  • Tasneem Raihan, 2018, A2F Consulting, Bethesda, MD
  • Ali Bagherpour, 2018, All Star Insurance, San Francisco, CA
  • Sungjun Huh, 2018, Marquette University,  Milwaukee, WI (co-chair)
  • Zhi Zhao, 2018, Southwestern University of Economics and Finance, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Walmir Silva, 2018, Central Bank of Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil (co-chair)
  • Najrin Khanon, 2016, North Central College, Naperville, IL
  • Riyad Abubaker, 2016, American University in Kuwait and Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • Xuefeng Pan, 2016 University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
  • Yanpin Su, 2015, Citibank, Buffalo, NY
  • Mehdi Naji, 2015, Central Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran
  • Jason Cheng Jiang, 2014, Temple University, Business School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yinqiao Fan, 2014 Abd, Amazon.com, Seattle, WA
  • Mi Lu, 2013, Ghent University, Belgium, and Fiduciary Research and Consulting, San Francisco, CA
  • Venoo Kakar, 2013, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Rama Kumar, 2013, Chapman University, CA
  • Chandler Lutz, 2011, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Insu Kim, 2010, Central Bank of Korea, and Chonbuk National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Jie Li, 2010, HSBC Finance, San Francisco, CA
  • MeiChi Huang, 2009, National Taipei University, Taiwan (first job at Business School, Yuan Ze University)
  • Zeynep Senyuz, 2008, Federal Reserve Bank, Board of Governors, D.C. (first job at University of New Hampshire)
  • Heather Tierney, 2005, College of Charleston, SC (co-chair)
  • Witsaroot Pariyaprasert, 2005, Assumption University, Thailand (co-chair)
  • Gurleen Popli, University of Sheffield, UK  (co-chair)
  • Fang Dong, Providence College, RI
  • Chengxuan Yu, Siena College and NY State Health Department, NY
  • Yun-Mei Yang, (MSc, ABD), Taiwan
  • Francisco Figueiredo, (MSc, ABD) Central Bank of Brazil 

 In progress

  • Bo-Yu Chen
  • Taghi Farzah
  • Mingyuan Jia
  • Hien Nguyen
  • Andre Maranhao 
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee
  • Ru Zhang, 2014, JP Morgan Chase
  • Zhou Xi, 2013, JP Morgan Chase
  • Luckas Sabioni Lopez, 2014, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • Yingying Sun, 2013, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Yundong Tu, 2012, Peking University, China
  • Emre Yoldas, 2009, Federal Reserve Bank, Board of Governors, D.C. (first job at Bentley University)
  • Zuzana Janko, 2004, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Sherman Ho, Providian Financial, San Francisco
  • Souhir Slim (Faculté de Droit & des Sciences Economiques and Politiques Cité Erriadh)

MSc.Thesis Supervised

  • Henrique Pires, MSc from University of Brasilia, Ministry of Finance of Brazil  
  • Wenyan Yuan, MA. from University of California Riverside

 Undergraduate Students

Research Supervised and Awards

  • Francisco Ilabaca, UC Riverside Rosemary Schraer Memorial Fund Scholarship  2014, UC Riverside Academic Excellence Award (Economics and Latin American Studies) 2014. (now PhD student at UCI)
  • Annie Zhuo, UC Undergraduate Minigrant Fellowship
  • Francis Hoang , UC President’s Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Caroline Lee, The University of California Senior Student Award