Currrent Teaching

  • Present2017

    EC 315 - Managerial Economics

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    This course presents an analytical approach to the manager’s role in understanding pricing, costing, production and forecasting. This course emphasizes the quantitative and qualitative applications of economic principles to business analysis and concentrates on simple quantitative models to explain the firm’s position in the market and how the manager can react to and control information. Aviation related topics commonly discussed include airport privatization, employee ownership of airlines, forecasting passenger demand, airline production and cost analysis, optimal pricing and production decisions, sensitivity analysis, and capital budgeting.

  • Present2016

    EC 225 - Engineering Economics

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    This undergraduate level course is a comprehensive coverage of concepts in engineering economics. It presents mathematical techniques and practical advice for evaluating decisions in the design and operation of engineering systems. These procedures support both selection and justification of design alternatives, operating policies, and capital expenditure. The topics covered include time value of money, financial evaluation methods, depreciation and inflation, income taxes, project financing, replacement analysis, notions on capital budgeting and sensitivity, and risk analysis. On a personal level, the course will help you make financially prudent decisions in your day-to-day life as well as prepare you for EIT / PE examinations.

Teaching History

  • Present2017

    EC 211 - Macroeconomics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    Syllabus | Course Webpage

    This course is an introductory analysis of employment, inflation, recession, GDP economic growth and international trade with an emphasis on practical policy alternatives. Macroeconomic aviation applications such as the counter-cyclical growth of start-up airlines and consideration of Air Traffic Control (ATC) privatization are incorporated.

  • Present2017

    EC 200 - An Economic Survey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    Syllabus | Course Webpage

    This course is an introduction to macro and microeconomic principles, problems and policies with a view to current economic problems.analysis, and capital budgeting. The course is designed to present the theory of demand and supply, an introduction to national income accounting, money and banking and the theories of price and output determination. The student will learn how to apply these elementary economic principles to domestic and international policies.

  • 20162016

    International Trade and Regulations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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    Economic analysis of international trade, capital flows, and labor migration with particular emphasis on the laws governing these factors. Aviation applications include code-sharing and other international airline agreements and the impact of trade subsidies and open skies treaties.

  • 20162016

    Macroeconomics and the Global Economy, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth

    Syllabus | Course Webpage

    What are the key indicators of an economy’s performance? How do governments craft monetary and fiscal policies to promote economic growth? What does it mean for a country to have a trade deficit? Analyzing economies at an aggregate level, macroeconomics—the study of economic systems—explores questions such as these, providing a bird’s-eye view of economic activity.

    Students in this course explore fundamental concepts in macroeconomics including national income, economic growth, inflation, employment, money, banking, financial markets, and the role of public policy. Building upon this foundation, students consider the global economy and issues in international trade and finance. Students examine comparative advantage and balance of payments, along with exchange rates and foreign currencies. By applying mathematical concepts to economic theory, students explore how economists analyze and predict changes in the economy.

    Through lectures, readings, discussions, simulations, and research, students gain a firm grounding in macroeconomics and an introduction to central concepts in international trade and finance. Throughout the course, they draw from this knowledge to better understand the state of the US and world economies today.

  • 20162015

    Principles of Microeconomics, Kansas State University

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    This course will cover the area of economics commonly de fined as microeconomics which is concerned with the individual parts of the economy such as individual businesses or industries, individual consumers, and individual products. Emphasis will be placed on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Students will study the determination of prices, the determination of wages, rent, interests and pro t, theory of fi rms, monopoly and government regulation, and international economic relations.

  • 20152012

    Principles of Macroeconomics, Kansas State University

    Syllabus | Course Webpage

    This course provides a study of basic macroeconomic concepts, principles, and terminology. Attention is given to inflation, unemployment, national income, interest rates, monetary policy, fiscal policy, international trade, money and banking and the role of government. Study of these topics should help you better evaluate decisions made by businesses, consumers and government in everyday life and make you a better-informed voter. However, while economics can be used to explain many situations that occur, it is not without its shortcomings. Students should be aware that in certain situations economic explanations may be lacking and should be able to evaluate economic conclusions critically.

  • 20152015

    Intermediate Microeconomics, Kansas State University

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    The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the wide applications of microeconomics. Microeconomics is a very useful tool in attempting to understand how consumers behave, making managerial decisions or understanding public policy. In this course, we will first review the supply and demand model. We will then study the theory of the consumer and the theory of the fi rm. In microeconomics, agents (consumers or fi rms) make their decisions in the face of constraints. We will use this principle to guide our analysis. In part II of the course, we will study the di fferent types of market structures in which agents operate and attempt to understand the consequences of each structure. Then we will move on to study game theory and asymmetric information. By the end of this course, you should have the tools needed to think critically about events that take place in the real world.

  • 20152014

    Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test Preparation, Kansas state university

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    Jules served as instructor for the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE for the McNair Scholars Program at Kansas State University. The McNair Scholars Program is a comprehensive program structured to prepare undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers. Scholars receive preparation in the form of classes, colloquia, advising, tutoring, faculty mentoring, and the completion of a Summer Research Internship. They conduct original research, write reports, make presentations, and have the opportunity to attend research conferences.

  • 20142013

    Money and Banking, Kansas State University

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    This is an applied course in monetary economics. In this class, we will discuss topics such as the role of money in the economy, the business cycle and how counter-cyclical policy can be used to soften the e ffects of the said cycle and the purpose, history, and role of the Federal Reserve.