Amyaz Moledina

College of Wooster

I am Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Wooster. I also contribute to the International Relations Program. I co-founded and served as a director of Wooster's innovative and award winning Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Program. SE is an experiential learning program where participants learn about poverty and social change by working as consultants for social enterprises/NGOs. Since 2005, we have worked with over 20 social enterprises locally and globally helping launch four businesses whose revenues fund the non-profit mission raising over $100,000 a year. Currently, I lead the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement (CDGE) as a co-director. CDGE is a new initiative that promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary and multidimensional learning culture for diversity and global engagement.

My economics research interests include macroeconomics especially as it is applied to trade, agriculture, growth and monetary economics. My papers have appeared in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Water International. I recently completed a draft of a paper on Islamic bank efficiency in Malaysia and am also working on a paper about discouraged workers.

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Using economic theory to predict outcomes: Applying stylized facts from the literature to the Solow Model part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students often do not understand how to derive a theoretical model and how to manipulate it to get predictions. The emphasis of this pedagocial example is to show students how they can manipulate the Solow model to predict outcomes. Student develop a set of "stylized facts" from a literature search. They then used those stylized facts to manipulate the model to answer a complex real-world question whose answer is ambigous.

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Amyaz Moledina part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Professor of Economics, Co-Founder Social Entrepreneurship Economics Department, Morgan Hall, College of Wooster, Wooster Ohio 44691 p:330 263-2287 Background Information: I am ...

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