Courses

AREC 360 The Poverty and Development of Nations (University of Arizona, 2019)

Nearly one billion people live on $2.00 or less per day. This course is designed to introduce students to the causes, constraints, contexts, and potential solutions associated with poverty and economic development. Although this class is an economics course, helpful insights from anthropology, political science, ethics/worldview, psychology, sociology, history, etc. are incorporated into the presentations and discussions to capture the multi-dimensionality (i.e. holistic nature) and complexity of economic development.

AREC 516 Microeconomics of Agricultural Development (University of Arizona, 2019)

Eight hundred million people in our world are hungry. Sixteen thousand children die each day from hunger-related causes. World Bank figures show that three billion people live on less than $2.50 dollars per day. Many of these people live in rural areas and most of these people make their meager living from agricultural production and services. This course presents the student with an in-depth understanding of the economics of the rural poor, particularly those in the agricultural sector. Students will become familiar with the microeconomic tools and statistical methods utilized to understand and empirically analyze the agricultural development challenges in lower income countries.

AREC 272 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (University of Saskatchewan, 2018)

This course demonstrates the practical application of the economic theory and techniques developed in your previous courses. On-going and published research is used to teach the step by step process of using economic theory to understand and analyze issues in the agricultural sector. Additionally, current issues and policies are selected to guide you through the process of translating an economic problem into a researchable question.

AGEC 217 Principals of Macroeconomics (Purdue University, 2012)

National economic problems such as unemployment, recessions, inflation, taxation, bank interest rates, the growth of government, monetary systems, and a rising national debt are discussed along with the principles, policies, and institutions for solving these macroeconomic problems.

Workshops

Asia Impact Assessment Workshop (WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia, 2017)
This was the second workshop on Advanced Methods in Impact Assessment, a multi-center CGIAR short course sponsored by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). The goal was to raise the standards of impact assessment approaches and promote their application by social and bio-physical scientists at the CGIAR Centers. The workshop was team taught by Kathy Baylis, Mary Arends-Keunning, Anna Josephson, and myself.
Africa Impact Assessment Workshop (World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015)
The first workshop on Advanced Methods in Impact Assessment, a multi-center CGIAR short course sponsored by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). The goal was to raise the standards of impact assessment approaches and promote their application by social and bio-physical scientists at the CGIAR Centers. The workshop was team taught by Kathy Baylis, Mary Arends-Keunning, and myself.