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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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20.5%
16.4%
12.3%
8.2%
4.1%
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D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

20.3%
16.9%
13.5%
10.2%
6.8%
3.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A+
May 9, 2017

He will be missed.

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Quarter: Summer 2015
Grade: A+
April 29, 2016

Carlos is the man, had him Econ 11 and 101. You won't find another professor who's as enthusiastic, helpful, and nice as him.

I broke my writing hand the last two weeks of his course, emailed him about getting extra exam time, and then like 6 months later saw him and he asked me how my hand was doing. I'd never even spoken to him in person so I don't know how he knew that that was me, but it just goes to show how concerned and attentive he is to his students. Also, the guy actually won't stop smiling when you're talking to him--incredibly approachable.

Moreover, he genuinely tries extremely hard to make his class more worthwhile and enjoyable for his students. Few, if any, professors seek as much feedback on what improvements can be made as does Carlos. Also he's very good about responding to e-mails and making sure you don't lose points for trivial/unclear things. Like if you submit your homework online one minute late he'll still accept it, or if a question is poorly worded he won't count it against you.

That said, the class is pretty hard and is probably extremely hard for people who aren't very good at math. However, Carlos does a very good job of structuring the class to make sure that your grade is fair--you put in the work, you will get the grade.

Overall, one of my favorite professors at UCLA. Most professors, especially in math/science/econ, don't give a **** about you or your grade, and it's incredibly discouraging. In fact, I dropped the Econ major after Econ 102 because I was fed up with this. Carlos, on the other hand, tries to give you the experience you're paying thousands of dollars for. Wish I could have him for all my classes.

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Quarter: Summer 2015
Grade: B+
Feb. 10, 2016

His exams and problem sets are very hard. But don't let that discourage you from taking his class. His lectures are usually very organized along with the lecture notes (though you still need to go to class because he doesn't annotate everything in the lecture notes). He gave out extra credits. The class is not curved, which worked to my advantage, so if you are willing to work hard, you can do well.

I noticed that each professor teaches Econ 101 differently, I think we focused a little more on Game Theory in this class. Not just the conceptual Game theory, but actually used math to do calculations for game theories. It was a little more than what I would have liked since I'm not a strong math person.

Overall, expect to work hard. Each of his problem sets takes me HOURS. Once, I procrastinated and it took me almost 10 hours to complete 4 problems and I still did them wrong. So, a good tip: do one homework problem per day.

I feel like he is a little elusive during office hours. Maybe he is just too smart that he doesn't get why some us don't get it. Also, his office hours gets really crowded so it's better to work together with other classmates because you will not be able to get all your questions answered.

There's extra credit called "Collaboration", essentially it's a study group and if you contribute to the study group, you get easy 10% EC. This made the class bearable.

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Quarter: Fall 2015
Grade: A+
May 9, 2017

He will be missed.

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Quarter: Summer 2015
Grade: A+
April 29, 2016

Carlos is the man, had him Econ 11 and 101. You won't find another professor who's as enthusiastic, helpful, and nice as him.

I broke my writing hand the last two weeks of his course, emailed him about getting extra exam time, and then like 6 months later saw him and he asked me how my hand was doing. I'd never even spoken to him in person so I don't know how he knew that that was me, but it just goes to show how concerned and attentive he is to his students. Also, the guy actually won't stop smiling when you're talking to him--incredibly approachable.

Moreover, he genuinely tries extremely hard to make his class more worthwhile and enjoyable for his students. Few, if any, professors seek as much feedback on what improvements can be made as does Carlos. Also he's very good about responding to e-mails and making sure you don't lose points for trivial/unclear things. Like if you submit your homework online one minute late he'll still accept it, or if a question is poorly worded he won't count it against you.

That said, the class is pretty hard and is probably extremely hard for people who aren't very good at math. However, Carlos does a very good job of structuring the class to make sure that your grade is fair--you put in the work, you will get the grade.

Overall, one of my favorite professors at UCLA. Most professors, especially in math/science/econ, don't give a **** about you or your grade, and it's incredibly discouraging. In fact, I dropped the Econ major after Econ 102 because I was fed up with this. Carlos, on the other hand, tries to give you the experience you're paying thousands of dollars for. Wish I could have him for all my classes.

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Quarter: Summer 2015
Grade: B+
Feb. 10, 2016

His exams and problem sets are very hard. But don't let that discourage you from taking his class. His lectures are usually very organized along with the lecture notes (though you still need to go to class because he doesn't annotate everything in the lecture notes). He gave out extra credits. The class is not curved, which worked to my advantage, so if you are willing to work hard, you can do well.

I noticed that each professor teaches Econ 101 differently, I think we focused a little more on Game Theory in this class. Not just the conceptual Game theory, but actually used math to do calculations for game theories. It was a little more than what I would have liked since I'm not a strong math person.

Overall, expect to work hard. Each of his problem sets takes me HOURS. Once, I procrastinated and it took me almost 10 hours to complete 4 problems and I still did them wrong. So, a good tip: do one homework problem per day.

I feel like he is a little elusive during office hours. Maybe he is just too smart that he doesn't get why some us don't get it. Also, his office hours gets really crowded so it's better to work together with other classmates because you will not be able to get all your questions answered.

There's extra credit called "Collaboration", essentially it's a study group and if you contribute to the study group, you get easy 10% EC. This made the class bearable.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 3 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.7 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.7 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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  • Tolerates Tardiness
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  • Needs Textbook
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  • Is Podcasted
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  • Engaging Lectures
    (1)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (1)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Snazzy Dresser
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  • Often Funny
    (1)
  • Tough Tests
    (1)
  • Participation Matters
    (1)
  • Gives Extra Credit
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  • Would Take Again
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  • Has Group Projects
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