Teaching

I specialise in teaching Managerial Economics at the Masters and Executive MBA level for prominent business schools across Europe. Using a combination of lectures, case discussion and group activities I have introduced over 5,000 current and future managers to the economic way of thinking.

I have integrated digital experiences with my classroom teaching and continue to experiment and innovate with pedagogical techniques. I have written my own textbook and produced a suite of videos, quizzes and other resources that help student engagement. My classroom simulation to reduce the EU debt burden was covered by the Financial Times, City AM, BBC Radio 2, and Zero Hedge. I have also developed a role-playing app for the financial crisis that I use with students, which was covered by Business Insider.

From 2016-2022 I was Head of Teaching and Learning for the London campus of ESCP Business School, where I received the 2018 Teaching award.

More: Public lectures | Invited talks | Cases


Course pages

Human action: BIM Business Economics | MIM TopicsMBA Micro | MBA Macro | IFBM Econ

Human flourishing: Scenarios | PSDM | Business Ethics | Justice

Other courses: Digital transformationAnalytics

Workshops: Macro BootcampMonetary Theory and Policy

FAQ

Why don’t you make all of the content from your lecture slides available?

There are three types of powerpoint content that I reveal in class and aren’t visible in the PDF lecture handouts. They are either:

  • Answers – these are intended to be a surprise and therefore I don’t want you to be able to see it before I reveal it.
  • Images – for design reasons these often can’t be simultaneously shown alongside the text, and would also use a lot of ink if printed.
  • Confidential information – in these cases I don’t want the material to potentially circulate on the internet.

You should therefore treat this information the same as something I write on the whiteboard or say verbally, where the burden is on you to take notes rather than rely on handouts. Recognising what is pertinent and what is not is a key part of your obligations as a learner. This is also a reason why student attendance is important, since there is a necessity to be present in class to receive all of the necessary information. For the same reason that I don’t provide copies of my whiteboard plans or recordings of class, some powerpoint content is deliberately restricted.

Rest assured that I pay close attention to what is and isn’t within the PDF handout. If it is something relevant for an exam then it will be easy for you to fill in the gaps. If the information is relevant, but not necessarily important, you will be able to find out more either through a footnote or the additional resources on my website. In any case, if you feel that you didn’t capture some relevant information, whether it was communicated via powerpoint, on the whiteboard or verbally, please let me know and I’d be happy to help your revision.

Is the exam open book?

You will take the exam on your own laptop and are allowed to consult any notes. The exam is “open book” in the sense that you can use course materials. However, you may not use your laptop (and any other electronic device) to communicate with anyone (e.g. another student or a LLM such as ChatGPT). The purpose of the exam is to test your knowledge of the content, rather than your ability to use the internet to find answers to questions. Obtaining help from someone else during an exam (whether it’s a fellow student or AI) is a serious offense and will result in disciplinary action.