Political Institutions and Economic Development
Spring 2022 - Professor Cruz is a really engaging professor and often ties curriculum to her time working at the World Bank. For the Spring 2022 quarter, the class at 2 TAs, Bruce and Julian, who were both extremely helpful with understanding readings and material prior to the two midterms and the final 20 page group project paper. Attendance is not completely mandatory, but she does not record lectures and there may be some days where class work is assigned and can only be completed during that class period. Personally, the two midterms were a bit difficult as it incorporates not only the lectures, but reading as well. Fortunately, there was an extra credit opportunity and I was able to makeup some points through the final group paper.
Winter 2016 - Professor Golden really cares about her students' learning. The skills learned from Stata and applying some statistics, and writing statistical analysis in reports is very valuable. She is very clear and gives substantive advice on how to become an excellent scholar.