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Jodi Beggs

Jodi Beggs

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Jodi Beggs is an economist and writer whose focus is on making economics accessible and interesting to a general audience. She aims to bring economics out of the traditional classroom and utilize technology in order to provide a more compelling learning experience.

Experience:

Jodi has taught economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level at various universities in the Boston area. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Jodi was a awarded a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for her work as an instructor for Principles of Economics. Since then, she has taught introductory courses, advised a group of honors thesis writers, and even led an undergraduate tutorial entitled "Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll."

In addition to teaching, Jodi is a subject matter editor for an online learning company and writes about economics on her web site "Economists Do It With Models" and for various other publications.

Education:

Jodi has an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Business Economics. In a previous life, she studied Computer Science and Mathematics at MIT, specializing in operations research. Jodi was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and wrote a graduate thesis entitled "Queueing Implications of New Security Procedures in Containerized Shipping."

By Jodi Beggs:

My overall goal is to present economics both in the media and in the classroom in a way that is informative, practical and, (as much as it can be) fun. It is my view that understanding basic economics is crucial to running an effective household, being a smart voter, and generally not sucking at life. Also, I really like studying economics as opposed to engineering because it makes it easier to talk to my mom about what I do.

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