Seattle University, Albers School of Business & Economics
ECON 2110 (formerly ECON 272): Introduction to Microeconomics: Examines theories and applications of the economic behavior of individual consumers and firms. Explores the allocation of resources through a price system, the role of public policy, and the social impact of economic decision.
- Taught Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
ECON 4660 (formerly ECON 471): Public Finance: Develops tools necessary to evaluate the economic rationale, objectives, and consequences of government intervention in the market. Covers basic public finance principles, the taxing and spending activities of governments, and the effects of government policies on resource allocation and the distribution of income.
- Taught Winter 2012, Winter 2014, Winter 2016, Winter 2018
ECON 4680 (formerly ECON 478): Urban and Regional Economics: Introduction to how economists think about cities and regional economies. Covers the causes and consequences of the interdependence of firms, individuals, households, and governmental units within the constrained space of urban areas. Explores why cities exist, patterns of residential and business locations, reasons for the growth and decline of cities, and issues of housing, education, transportation, poverty, economic development, and crime.
- Taught Fall 2012, Spring 2017
MBA 5220: Identifying and Accessing Markets: Introduces analytical skills to address the problem of launching a new company or product line. Introduces frameworks for evaluating competitive dynamics and market opportunities, as well as equips students with tools to develop financial forecasts and to assess both financial performance and exposure of a business to financial risk.
- Taught Fall 2015, Spring 2016
* I taught the Economics content only
UCOR 1630: Health Economics and Policy: Covers the U.S. health care sector through an exploration of the Affordable Care Act. Explores the production, distribution, and organization of health care services from a microeconomic perspective. Discusses insurance theory, market failures, and the role of government. Provides an introduction to comparative health care policy.
- Taught Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018