Spring 2023
Political Economy and Economic Development (MIT 14.75/14.750)
Teaching assistant to Esther Duflo and Sara Lowes. Writing and delivering lectures for masters-level “recitation,” writing and grading problem set and exams. For an example lecture, see slides on cultural mismatch here.
Math Camp (MIT Master's in Data, Economics, and Development Policy)
Wrote and delivering lectures during math camp for the 2023 cohort of the master's program from which I graduated. Topics covered include probability, causal inference, and empirical strategies. Lectures must be simple enough to be accessible to students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of prior math exposure, yet rigorous enough to prepare them for courses at the masters-level (or above) at MIT.  For an example, see slides on causal inference here.

Fall 2022
Challenges of Global Poverty (MIT 14.73)
Teaching assistant to Esther Duflo and Frank Schilbach. Wrote and graded assignments and exams, wrote and delivered lecture in required “recitation.” For an example lecture, see slides on insurance (with brief asides on punctuation and on reading tables in economics!) here. Rated 6.6 out of 7 by students on the end-of-semester course evaluations. Feedback:
“Great, understanding, interaction like with the insurance stuff is nice. Engaging, cuts to the point, knowledgeable like interested in connecting with you more about the topic! Writes really long helpful comments on memos.”
“Really engaging speaker!”
“Mikey has a very simple and impactful way of teaching and conveying material. This is truly his strength!”
Economics and Society's Toughest Problems (MIT 14.009)
Teaching assistant to Esther Duflo. Relied on years of experience as a filmmaker and journalist to give technical and creative advice to students on multimedia projects. Rated 6.3 out of 7 by students on the end-of-semester student course evaluations. Feedback:
“Mikey was a god-tier TA w/ great and creative project ideas that helped my groups in the ideation process. Also a magical resistance to the cold.”