In my experience, most students enter economics classes with a general but rudimentary awareness of the major economic problems of
society. I feel that it is my job to deepen the students’ understanding of and stimulate their continuing interest in the most important economic problems and institutions.
At the same time, I aim to help the students master the basic principles, analytical concepts, and tools of economic analysis that are necessary for
thinking intelligently about economic problems. Finally, I seek to help the students develop an independent ability to apply these analytical tools to the examination and attempted resolution of major economic problems.
I feel that my goal has been achieved if the students leave my class with the ability to think creatively and critically about the major economic problems of society.