TEACHING

Current Courses

RE 20700 - Real Estate Fundamentals

University of Notre Dame: Undergraduate Program

This is an introduction to the principles and practices of real estate. Topics covered include land use patterns and regulation, real estate finance, valuation, real estate law, brokerage and transactions, urban economics, and real estate development.

ECON 30365 - Money, Banking, & Mortgage Markets

University of Notre Dame: Undergraduate Program

This course is on the economics of money, banking, and mortgage markets, and aims to provide an overview of the role of money, financial markets, and financial institutions in the economy, with special emphasis and study on the importance and operation of real estate and mortgage markets. Topics include the use and evolution of money, the behavior of bond markets and debt instruments, the importance of interest rates, the operations and role of commercial banks, the development of real estate capital markets, international financial and real estate markets, banking and financial crises, as well as financial regulation.

ECON 33580 - Sports Economics

University of Notre Dame: Undergraduate Program

The course is on the economics of sports, and aims to use economic principles, theories, and tools to analyze the organization of the sports industry and sports markets, the activities of professional and amateur athletes, the effects of sports on the broader economy, and strategy behavior in sports settings. Topics include the industrial organization of professional sports leagues, the labor economics and labor markets in both professional and amateur sports, the public economics and politics of the funding of sports, the economic impact of the sports industry, as well as the applcation of microeconomic theory to strategic decision-making in sports.

Past Courses

BUS-G-345 - Money, Banking, & Capital Markets

Kelley School of Business: Undergraduate Program

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental mature of money, financial markets, and their main participants. We study financial instruments, markets, and institutions, and the nature structure and regulation of the banking industry. We also explore how the Federal Reserve controls the money supply and influences interest rates in pursuit of low stable inflation and high steady output.

BUS-G-350 - Business Econometrics

Kelley School of Business: Undergraduate Program

The objective of this course if to equip students with a understanding of standard econometric techniques and tools. Students learn how to estimate, interpret, and justify commonly used econometric models for cross-sectional, time series, and panel data, as well as identify strengths and weaknesses in others' econometric analyses, and extract information from data that businesses and/or government organizations will value. 

BUS-G-492 - Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy

Kelley School of Business: Undergraduate Program

The purpose of this course is to teach students how data and econometric analysis can inform decision making and strategy. In doing so, we learn analytical tools and obtain hands-on experience with data and economic models, with the objective of developing predictive analytics. Students will learn the basics of causal identification in order to better understand how to evaluate a given empirical question and determine cause and effect.

BUS-C-561 - The U.S. in a Global Economy

Kelley School of Business: Kelley Direct MBA Program

The course takes a macroeconomist’s lens to the United States economy in a global context. After taking this course, you will be able to understand better the economic performance of the U.S. and other industrial countries, including the terminology and concepts that policy makers, economists, and journalists use to describe and explain long-term economic trends, short-term ups and downs of the economy, and the policies governments and central banks use to steer the economy. That way, you will be able to better interpret and evaluate the economic environment your business finds itself in.

BUS 4505 - Global Macroeconomics for Managers

Ivey Business School: HBA Program

The objective of the course is to strengthen students’ understanding of the macroeconomic environment in which they will operate as managers. The macroeconomic environment is global as countries’ economies become increasingly interdependent.  The course is designed to support Ivey’s mission to train managers with a global perspective and the skills to manage in a global context.

Cases

On June 15, 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup. It was the Blackhawks' third league title in six seasons. In previous years, the off-seasons immediately following Stanley Cup victories had been challenging. The general manager was typically forced by the NHL's salary cap to change key components of the championship rosters. In late June 2015, the situation differed from in the past. Two superstar forwards were locked into identical eight-year contracts worth US$10.5 million per year beginning July 1, 2015. However, significant macroeconomic events around the world had unfolded rapidly, specifically in Canada and the United States, where the NHL operated. How would these macroeconomic forces shape the future of the NHL and the Blackhawks?

- featured in Globe and Mail: April 11, 2018. "Fall of Blackhawks dynasty a lesson in macroeconomics," by Paul Attfield.