Courses taught at the graduate level

Comparative Politics and Policy of Energy

This seminar is an introduction to the politics and policy of oil, gas, and other fuels in an international context, with a particular focus on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Course topics include the fundamentals of oil and gas production and markets, the political and economic consequences of petroleum wealth (commonly referred to as the "resource curse"), resource nationalism and OPEC, and energy-related corruption.


Regression Methods for Policy Analysis

This class is the second course in a three-course quantitative methods sequence, with a focus on OLS multivariate regression and non-linear models with binary outcomes. Topics include research design, hypothesis testing, omitted variable bias, measurement error, missing data, diagnostics and issues related to model specification.