Scott Cunningham

professor of economics
baylor university


ECO 2306: Principles of Microeconomics (Fall and Spring)

This course will introduce you to the basic principles and applications of microeconomic theory. Microeconomics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources, their trade-offs, the performance of markets, and other related matters. Students will learn to use the basic building blocks that inform economic reasoning to better understand policy and economic organization. (lecture slides)

ECO 4349/5349: Causal Inference and Research Design (Spring)

This class introduces students to the modern theory of “causal inference” which is based on a theory of counterfactuals. In addition to learning several prominent research designs in applied microeconometrics (e.g., propensity score matching, differences-in-differences, regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, synthetic control), the students will gain some competency at using R and Stata to implement these research designs. The majority of the class will focus on selection bias and treatment assignment. Materials for this class, including the raw beamer .tex files are available for download from my github repo. Feel free to download to your local machine, edit, add, delete to your heart's content. No attribution necessary.

ECO 5315: Graduate Microeconomic Seminar (Fall)

Microeconomics is the theory of the allocation of scarce resources that society faces, particularly firms and households. This class introduces students to traditional price theory and game theory. They will learn about theory derived from stable preferences, constrained optimization and equilibrium concepts.

Twitter lessons

Twitter thread summarizing Callaway and Sant’anna (2018) “Difference-in-Differences With Multiple Time Periods and an Application on the Minimum Wage and Employment” working paper. Thread includes video lecture, a deck of slides, and a simulation.