Courses Currently Teaching

Translating Evidence into Policy @ Brown University (MPA2605 / ECON1487)
The aim of this course is to provide students aspiring to careers in economic policymaking with comprehensive insights into some of the most significant and complex economic policy issues of our time. Through a series of detailed case studies, the course equips students with a nuanced understanding of key economic policy challenges. It emphasizes the application of quantitative methods for analyzing these issues and incorporates practical considerations for implementing evidence-based policy. By the course's conclusion, students will have enhanced their ability to critically evaluate and respond to diverse policy questions, preparing them for effective decision-making in the field.

Policy In Action @ Brown University (MPA2800)
The Policy in Action experience is designed to provide a rigorous and practical immersion in dealing with a real policy issue in a domestic or global community-based or institutional setting. The course focuses on experiential learning and creative problem-solving. Teams of students address real-world, complex, contemporary problems, explore policy and practice-based solutions, identify strategies for addressing feasibility concerns, and recommend future approaches to external partner organizations. Students conduct research to understand contemporary problems and issues and develop policy and practice-related solutions to address these issues and/or enhance an organization’s capacity.

Courses Taught in Past

Economic Development: Evidence and Policy Implications @ Reichman University, Israel
Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023

Economic Development and Productivity @ Paris School of Economics
Fall 2015, Spring 2017