Q&A with Ramin Nassehi

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What is your role and what does it involve?

In the UCL Department of Economics, I am a Teaching Fellow and personal tutor. I teach The World Economy (ECON0007) and Economic History (ECON0121). My philosophy is, from the very beginning, to give students the confidence to use the things we teach them (theories, models, etc.) so that they can immediately use these tools and apply them to the real world. For instance, for them to be able to link the theories in class to an article they’ve read within The Economist.

How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role(s)?

I’ve been with UCL for less than 2 years (3 terms). I’ve previously taught Economics at Kings College London and SOAS.

Tell us about a project you’re working on that you find particularly interesting.

I’ve been hosting the Economics Walk around the UCL Bloomsbury campus. Our department has a rich history but it’s under-appreciated and under-researched. In the future, I want to encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students to research economics history as well as the history of our own department.

If you could teach any economics course, what would it be?

My ideal course is the one I am already teaching – Economics History.

What is your favourite economic joke?

Not a joke, but I’m a fan of this 90’s rap/R&B meets macroeconomics hit:

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