Current teaching 

ECON 423: Pre-Econometrics

Term: Fall (on campus); Fall, Spring (Ecampus)

Introduction to probability and statistics with an emphasis on estimation and hypothesis testing. Applications to economic models. 

ECON 427: Introduction to Econometrics with Calculus

Term: Winter

Addresses both the theory and practice of econometrics, including properties of estimators, modeling economic processes, estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction and interpretation of results. 

ECON 499/599: Special Topics: Causal Inference

Term: Fall

Offered: 2024

Correlation is not causation, but what is causation and how do we identify it using data? In this class, we will explore the framework for causal reasoning. We will work through the modern toolkit for estimating causal effects, with emphasis on understanding the kind of data and policy variation that is necessary to answer causal research questions. Topics include random assignment, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, differences-in-differences, and synthetic control. This course prepares students to conduct empirical research across a broad range of fields, to address policy-relevant questions, and to think critically about econometric methods and findings more generally. Students are required to have previous coursework covering multiple regression, as well as experience coding regressions in Stata, R, or Python.

PPOL 621: Advanced Quantitative Methods

Term: Fall

Offered: 2025

Methods used in research in the social sciences, focused on causal inference in public policy contexts. Covers methods used at the frontier of research to estimate the causal effect of policies on outcomes, including instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, and difference-in-differences estimation. 

Other teaching at OSU 

Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 201) 

Introduction to Econometrics  (ECON 424/524)

Economic Development (ECON 455/555)

Household Energy in Guatemala (HEST 299/599)