**Python and R Code**

Python speed differences: For loop vs. numpy vectorization.

Python OLS example.

Python simulation of "e" by summing random numbers > 1.

Python simulation to estimate pi on a dartboard.

R packages for data science research.

R example of how to analyze gender pay gaps in payroll data.

**Teaching Awards**

2014 Teaching Excellence Award (UCSD)

2013 Teaching Excellence Award (UCSD)

2012 Teaching Excellence Award (UCSD)

2011 Teaching Excellence Award (UCSD)

**Sample Teaching Evaluations**

Winter 2013 - Intermediate Producer Theory (UCSD)

Spring 2013 - Intermediate Consumer Theory (UCSD)

Fall 2012 - Intermediate Consumer Theory (UCSD)

Fall 2013 - Intermediate Consumer Theory (Class 1) (UCSD)

Fall 2013 - Intermediate Consumer Theory (Class 2) (UCSD)

Fall 2011 - Principles of Economics (Survey 1) (UCSD)

Fall 2011 - Principles of Economics (Survey 2) (UCSD)

**Advice for New Teaching Assistants**

**Past Teaching Experience (University of California, San Diego)**

**Spring 2014, Winter 2014, Spring 2013**Instructor for ECON 199 (Independent Study in Economics)

Description: Oxford-style introduction to independent research in economics. The purpose of this course is to guide an advanced undergraduate student through the development of an original research paper in applied microeconomics. Teaching topics included: how to formulate a research topic; conducting literature reviews; development of an identification strategy; collection and preparation of data; basic programming in ArcGIS and Stata; and strategies for writing an effective research paper. Research topics included an analysis of the spatial effect of liquor availability on traffic accidents, and the impact of industry privatizations on earnings of public-sector workers.

**Spring 2014**

TA for ECON 100A (Intermediate Microeconomics - Consumer Theory)

Instructor: Melissa Famulari

Lecture: Tues & Thurs, 12:30-1:50pm, Center 101

Section: Monday, 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, Center 220

Office hours: None.

**Winter 2014**

TA for ECON 100C (Imperfect Competition, Game Theory & Public Goods)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: MWF 12-12:50pm, WLH 2204

Section: Monday, 3-4pm, 4-5pm, Peterson 102

Office Hours: Mondays, 9-11am, SH 231.

**Fall 2013**

TA for ECON 100A (Intermediate Microeconomics - Consumer Theory)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: MWF 11:00-11:50, Center 212

Section: Wed. 6:00-6:50pm, PCYNH 121

Office Hours: Thurs. 1-3pm, SH 231.

**Summer 2013**

TA for ECON 100B (Intermediate Microeconomics - Producer Theory)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: Mon & Wed 11-2pm, Center 212

Section: Thurs. 9am-11am, Center 222

Office Hours: Thurs. 1pm-3pm, SH 244

**Spring 2013**

TA for ECON 100A (Intermediate Microeconomics - Consumer Theory)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: Tues. & Thurs. 12:30-1:50, Solis 107

Section: Wed. 3:00-3:50pm, PCYNH 122

Office Hours: Thurs. 3 - 5:00pm, SH 139

**Winter 2013**

TA for ECON 100B (Intermediate Microeconomics – Producer Theory)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: MWF 3:00-3:50, Center Hall 101

Discussion Section: Thursday 8:00-8:50pm, Center Hall 119

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm noon, Sequoyah Hall 139

**Fall 2012**

TA for ECON 100A (Intermediate Microeconomics – Consumer Theory)

Instructor: Maxim Sinitsyn

Lecture: MWF 8:00-8:50am, Solis 107

Discussion Section: Monday 12:00-12:50pm, WLH 2111

Office Hours: Friday 9:00-11:00am, Sequoyah Hall 139

**Spring 2012**

TA for ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)

Instructor: Shalini Nageswaran

Lecture: MWF 1:00-1:50pm, Solis Hall 104

Discussion Section: Monday 4:00-4:50pm, Peterson Hall 104

Office Hours: Tuesday 8:00-9:00am, Sequoyah Hall 205

**Winter 2012**

TA for ECON 110A (Intermediate Macroeconomics - Solow Growth Model; IS-LM)

Instructor: Lili Xie

Lecture: MWF 10:00-10:50am, Peterson Hall 110

Discussion Section: Wednesday 4:00-4:50pm, York Hall 2622

Office Hours: Friday 9:00-10:00am, Sequoyah Hall 205

**Fall 2011**

TA for ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)

Instructor: Kate Antonovics

Lecture: MWF 10:00-10:50am, Price Center Theater

Discussion Section: Monday 4:00-4:50pm, WLH 2111

Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00-11:00am, Sequoyah Hall 205

**Spring 2011**

TA for ECON 2 (Principles of Microeconomics - Market Imperfections & Policy)

Instructor: Antung Liu

Lecture: MW 6:30-7:50pm, Center Hall 101

Discussion Section: Friday 9:00-9:50am, Peterson 103

Office Hours: Friday 8:00-9:00am, Sequoyah Hall 205

**Winter 2011**

TA for ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)

Instructor: Maria Candido

Lecture: MWF 4:00-4:50pm, Peterson Hall 108

Discussion Section: Monday 5:00-5:50pm, Center Hall 222

Office Hours: Tuesday 8:00-9:30am, Sequoyah Hall 205

**Fall 2010**

TA for ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)

Instructor: Benjamin Horne

Lecture: MWF 8:00-8:50am, Warren Lecture Hall 2001

Discussion Section: Friday 1:00-1:50pm, Warren Lecture Hall 2111

Office Hours: Friday 2:00-3:30pm, Sequoyah Hall 205