Michael Spanbauer

Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University

Michael Spanbauer, Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University

My current research involves:

  • Public policy's effect on homicide trends, across race-groups.
  • External effects of military and industrial activity on economic strength.
  • Valuation of natural resources, including National Parks.

My teaching interests include:

  • Public policy and urban economics.
  • Environmental economics.
  • Microeconomics (introduction and intermediate) and macroeconomics (introduction and intermediate).

Why I am different from other candidates:

  • Teaching evaluation scores above the departmental average.
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages for economic research.
  • Distinguished military service.
  • Strong history of applying for grants and receiving funding:
          • $76,900 in grant funding to organize public events which increased media attention for my department, including seminars by Austan Goolsbee and Ron Insana
          • $3,000 in personal grant and scholarship funding.
          • $88,251 in fellowship funding, plus TA assistanceships and tuition benefits.