Winter 2020 - Being that its his first year at UCLA, it might be because he's still in his honeymoon phase. Nevertheless, it was truly a pleasure being a student in his class. He was passionate about the topic at hand and was always able to convey topics in a clear and succinct fashion. There is some math in the class but as long as you understand the concepts, the math becomes intuitive. Also demonstrates a lot of real life examples to help you bridge the gap between abstract concepts and practical applications. Stays ~5mins after class to answer questions. Also highly recommend his honors seminar ECON 189. We covered racial discrimination in ban-the-box, bail policy etc.
Winter 2021 - For a seminar, the workload was on the heavier side. There was a weekly one-page assignment in which we had to break down the essential elements of the paper we were assigned to read. These elements included the research question, data sets, empirical challenges, and conclusions. We were also split into two-person teams for a single group project that required us to give a PowerPoint presentation of the above elements for a different paper from the one everyone was assigned for the week. The class is small—there were only 10 students—, so be prepared to know your stuff. You will not succeed if you choose to sit in the background and say nothing. The topic of the seminar, discrimination in the justice system, was extremely interesting and engaging. An overall great experience, especially if you are interested in research in the social sciences.