|F17/W18||GS/PPAL 6230 3.0||Topics in Public Policy||Course Outline - 6230|
|Winter 2018||GS/PPAL 6200 3.0 Sections N (Tuesday)||Research Methods and Information Systems
2017 Course Webpage: The 2018 course will be similar to the 2017 course with some modifications to the readings. The 2017 course information is available here Course Web Page
|2018 6200(N) Course Web Page|
APPROACH TO TEACHING
My ideal of a university economics education is one in which there is active student engagement in an examination of pluralist economic content.
Both inside and outside of the classroom, I strive to:
- encourage greater inclusivity;
- draw attention to the vast degree of uncertainty and diversity of experience that exist;
- encourage an appreciation for the broad scope for alternative perspectives on policy issues that both uncertainty and diversity of experience imply;
- emphasise the cultural values implicit in the traditional economic models;
- incorporate alternative theoretical perspectives;
- strike a constructive balance between formal knowledge structures and the imaginative or interpretative; and
- instill a sense of social responsibility together with a sense of agency to influence outcomes.
AREAS OF TEACHING INTEREST: Financial Economics (Money and Banking, Financial Crises, Theory/History/Development/Policy of Financial Institutions and Markets); Macroeconomics (Theory and Policy); Economic Policy; Socio-economics; Interdisciplinary Research Methods.
GRADUATE SUPERVISION (In Progress)
- Grace Barakat (PhD, Sociology) "The Price of Knowledge: Canadian Student Debt" (Principal Supervisor)
- Garry Sran (PhD Economics) "Three Essays on Unionization and Social Economic Well-Being" (Principal Supervisor)
- Reed Collis (PhD Economics)"Essays in Monetary Economics"
- Wadi Dyson (PhD Sociology) “In the Hands of Strangers: The Myth of Choice and Self-Determination” (Principal Supervisor) (Defended successfully November 2017)
- Karen Shaver (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “City of Hamilton’s Public Engagement Charter: It’s Impact” 2017-present
- Kirsten Barnes (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “Ontario Works: The Bureaucratic Discretion of Administrative Processes” 2017-present
- Anita Kumar (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “Policy Protections, Cannabis Use and Ontario Youth” 2017-present
DIRECTED READING COURSES
I supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in Economics, Sociology, Social and Political Thought in self-directed learning opportunities related to my research and teaching interests.