How teaching prepares you for a non-academic job

As an educator at the University of Kansas, I developed a number of skills that are highly transferable to  life outside of academia, and that's our topic for the day. What goes into preparing a course? Most students take for granted the class they are taken as if the class has always existed and that … Continue reading How teaching prepares you for a non-academic job

With Honors!!!

I am glad to announce my dissertation proposal was presented on December 1st 2017 and approved with Honors!!! A special thanks to my advisor, Dr. Tarun Sabarwal, as well as to my amazing committee members: Dr. David Slusky, Dr. Paul Johnson, Dr. José Azar and Dr. Jianbo Zhang! My dissertation will be looking at some … Continue reading With Honors!!!

Como fazer Doutorado em Economia no Exterior

Desde que comecei a fazer meu PhD em Economia na University of Kansas, recebi muitas perguntas acerca do processo de como fazer doutorado fora. Então, resolvi organizar a informação aqui, para que fique mais facilmente disponível a todos que desejam embarcar nesta jornada. Apesar da nossa latente crise econômica, ironicamente o Brasil não oferece bolsas … Continue reading Como fazer Doutorado em Economia no Exterior

PhD – The Transition from Consumption to Production

Getting a PhD is no easy task. I've never deluded myself into thinking so, after all, doctorate degrees aren't offered as cereal box prizes. I knew it would be hard, what I hadn't realized up until this point is the fundamental reason why becoming a doctor is so essentially harder than any other degree. Our … Continue reading PhD – The Transition from Consumption to Production

The decision to go to Grad School – Signaling game with intertemporal externality

There is extensive literature in Game Theory which approaches graduate education as a signaling game. I will give a brief explanation of this is, but if you feel like you would like to explore this further, I suggest chapter 16 of Steven Tadelis book: Game Theory - An Introduction, or a less formal literature in … Continue reading The decision to go to Grad School – Signaling game with intertemporal externality