One reason for my decision to become Emeritus was to increase the amount of time
available for research activities. Thus, my teaching activities will be selected
to dovetail closely with my research activities. This means that I
will consider supervising or participating in doctoral dissertations in the
areas of institutions and economic development or the economics of retailing and
distribution. I will also consider designing reading courses for graduate
students at Maryland in these two areas. I am also happy to teach elsewhere short
courses, lasting a couple of weeks, in these two areas as discussed below.
This topic area has evolved from my graduate teaching in development. Recently I taught a two
week doctoral seminar expanding on the role of institutions in development at UCA in
Buenos Aires. It was very well received. The syllabus of the short course is
attached to the link above. I am happy to customize similar
short-term courses in this topic area, since it has become a very current and
active part of my research agenda.
Retailing and Distribution
This topic area is a continuation of my research interests, which led to a
doctoral seminar on the topic for 11 years. The link above is to the
syllabus of the most recent time I taught it as a reading course.
It gives an idea of the range of interests encompassed by this topic. In
addition to teaching it as a doctoral seminar I have taught shorter versions for
advanced graduate students in Economics in Chile and for advanced graduate students in Marketing
in Spain. I am happy to customize short term courses in this topic area, since
it continues to be a very current and active part of my research agenda.