Teaching Courses in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
My teaching begins with a careful consideration of the topics and specific content. Each piece of content must have some specific use or application. Each is presented in a way that concentrates on the essential ingredients making up the concept, and how they work together to produce the concept. Finally I discuss a variety of applications that illustrate the power of the idea to inform one’s thinking and expand it.
Research Center for Research in Economics and Strategy (CRES)
The way CRES is structured is the embodiment of Subversion, Minimalism, and Action. It promotes change and growth by only supporting research and research-related activities that are novel and changing the way we explore the edge of knowledge about economic activity. It also focuses on the sort of elegant and insightful projects that are most likely to find their way to top tier journals, and so have maximum impact on the economics profession. CRES is run like a venture capital company. There are no long term plans, bureaucracy, or application procedures, and minimal staff. We are constantly on the lookout for interesting new research that CRES can support and advance.