Email: nyshadha [at] bc [dot] edu



Department of Economics

Maloney Hall, Room 324


Current Teaching:

Spring 2017


Econ 2273 - Development Economics, Undergraduate level (MW 3-4:15pm)

Office Hours: MW 12-1pm

TA: Ngoc (Jade) Nguyen; TA Email:

TA Office Hours: Friday 3-5pm (Maloney 323, Econ Dept Computer Lab)

Final Exam: Wednesday May 10, 12:30pm


Lecture Slides:

Lecture 1    Lecture 2    Lecture 3    Lecture 4

Lecture 5    Lecture 6    Lecture 7    Lecture 8

Lecture 9    Lecture 10  Lecture 11  Lecture 12

Lecture 13  Lecture 14


Problem Sets:

Problem Set 1 Data  Answers

Problem Set 2 Answers 

Problem Set 3 Data Answers Due Wednesday, March 15

Practice Midterm


Readings and Other Resources:

Lucas Industrial Revolution article          Gapminder Data Visualization

Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (1992)          Easterly and Levine (2001)

Landes (2006)          Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (2004)

Bardhan (1997)          

Chen and Ravallion (2008)

Banerjee and Duflo (2007)

Case (2005)

Pritchett and Summers (1996)          Fogel (1994)

Armendariz and Morduch (2004)

Kristof (2006)

Sachs and McArthur (2005)



Econ 8830 - Development Economics, PhD level (MW 1:30-2:45pm)

Syllabus        Presentation Scoring

Lecture Slides:

 Lecture 1  Lecture 2




Teaching Evaluations:

ECON 641 (Fall 2014) - Empirical Analysis of Economic Development

ECON 599 (Fall 2014) - Methods and Practice in Development Economics (Special Topics)

ECON 641 (Spring 2014) - Topics in Development and Applied Microeconomics 



Previous Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, Boston College

Econ 3386 - Public Policy Analysis, Undergraduate level (MW 3-4:15pm)

Syllabus        Presentation Scoring        Evaluations


Econ 8885 - Labor Economics, PhD level (MW 4:30-5:45pm)

Syllabus        Presentation Scoring



Assistant Professor, USC

Econ 641 - Empirical Analysis of Economic Development, PhD level (Tuesday 2-5pm)

Evaluations Syllabus  Presentation Scoring

Econ 599 - Methods and Practice in Development Economics, Graduate level (Wednesday 10am-1pm)

Evaluations Syllabus 

Econ 641 - Topics in Development and Applied Microeconomics, PhD level Evaluations  Syllabus


Teaching Fellow, Yale University:

Econometrics, Michael Boozer, Spring 2011

International Trade, Andrea Bubula, Fall 2010

Development Economics, Michael Boozer, Spring 2010

Econometrics, Michael Boozer, Fall 2009


Teaching Assistant, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania:

Monetary Economics and the Global Economy, Skander Van den Heuvel, Spring 2006

Honors Monetary Economics and the Global Economy, Martin Asher, Fall 2005