Courses Taught

Principles of Microeconomics - Syllabus

Examination of the decision-making process of both households and firms. Analysis of the functioning of a competitive market system, using supply and demand models and the role of government in cases where the market system fails. Additional topics include the effects of international rate on the welfare of a nation and the effects of different competitive market structures on society.

Intermediate Microeconomics - Syllabus

Develops basic techniques and fundamental concepts of microeconomic theory. Learn to use economic reasoning to understand the social consequences of decisions made by individual consumers, producers, and governments. Analyze the nature of market outcomes under alternative market structures, and further discuss possible welfare-improving government policies when markets fail to be efficient. Special attention is paid to the analysis of strategic behavior and markets with public goods and externalities. Pre: 130 or consent.

Student Evaluations

All student evaluations are published on the University of Hawai'i Course Evaluation System site. Links to all previous course evaluations can be found here. An aggregation of responses to select evaluation questions is plotted below.

Comments from students:

  • "Nate is an amazing instructor for microeconomics. I took ECON 130 two times before Nate's class and he was the best yet. Definitely passionate for the material. Very professional and willing to help students understand. If I could, I'd take another class from him. Nate helped me fully understand the material."

  • "Nate was phenomenal. He would get back to you quickly within 24 hours, answered your questions, and even offered to help further with written notes for some sections. He was respectful and understanding, while still maintaining his position of instructor. I would highly recommend him to others, he will help you as long as you prove to him you want the help. He wants nothing more than to see you succeed and will do what he can to help you and incentivize you to get your work done."

  • "Great video lectures and extremely detailed notes with steps to example problems. The homework was challenging in a good way. It solidified the concepts we learned and challenged me, but wasn't so difficult that it was impossible to do. Nate was always available and responded to emails quickly and in a very helpful way. "

  • "This course was a short session for summer and I've learned a lot from it. I'm glad I took this class and I will recommend it to anybody that wants to learn economics with ease."