Teaching

Econ 116: Introductory Macroeconomics

Semester & Course Level: Spring / Undergraduate

Institution: Yale University

Role: Teaching Assistant of Professor Aleh Tsyvinski

This is an introductory course in macroeconomics whose main goal is to introduce students to topics such as the determination of output, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates. Current macroeconomic events and the effects of macroeconomic policies are analyzed.

The course focuses on the following areas:

  • Economic Growth
  • Labor Market
  • International Trade
  • Business Cycles
  • Monetary Policy and Inflation
  • Financial Crises
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Climate Change

Econ 251: Financial Economics

Semester & Course Level: Fall / Undergraduate

Institution: Yale University

Role: Teaching Assistant of Professor Eduardo Davila

This course is an introduction to the economic analysis of investment decisions and financial markets.

The key topics of the course include:

  • Discounting
  • Portfolio Choice
  • Equilibrium Pricing
  • Arbitrage
  • Market Efficiency
  • Equity Valuation
  • Fixed-Income Securities
  • Derivative Pricing
  • Financial Intermediation

Econ 375: Monetary Policy

Semester & Course Level: Spring / Undergraduate

Institution: Yale University

Role: Teaching Assistant of Professor William English

This is a course in advanced macroeconomics with a focus on monetary policy issues faced by monetary policymakers during and after the global financial crisis of 2008–2009.

The key topics of the course include:

  • Introduction to DSGE models for monetary policy
  • Monetary policy rules and the appropriate monetary framework
  • The implications of the zero lower bound
  • The design and effect of unconventional monetary policy tools
  • Monetary policy normalization
  • The links between monetary policy and financial stability

Econ 350: Mathematical Economics – General Equilibrium Theory

Semester & Course Level: Fall / Advanced Undergraduate

Institution: Yale University

Role: Teaching Assistant of Professor Eduardo Davila

This course is an introduction to general equilibrium theory and its extension to equilibria involving uncertainty and time. The course is split in three parts:

  • The first part focuses on classical topics: demand theory, production theory, existence, uniqueness and stability issues of general equilibrium, the two welfare theorems, and the core.
  • The second part covers the role of financial markets in the general equilibrium system, with a special focus on incomplete markets. Models of debt and collateral crises are also covered.
  • The last part covers selected topics, such as information aggregation, rational expectations, non-clearing markets, productivity and misallocation, and market power.