This page is a collection of all the academic materials and media that I have produced in my capacity as a lecturer and researcher in my various academic capabilities and affiliations. Foremost, herein this section are the materials I have used in teaching economics, mathematics, and statistics at Princeton University, University of Toronto and Concordia University (Montréal). I also have affiliations with various business schools as a fellow/researcher and a guest lecturer, including a role with INSEAD as a Distinguished Fellow in their Innovation & Policy Initiative programme.
Teaching is an often overlooked aspect of academia at research-focused institutions. This is to not just the detriment of students, but also to academics and the institutions that host them. Teaching enhances the knowledge of the teacher as it requires one to understand the material in ways that one cannot absorb by simply studying or researching the material. The ability to convey, often technical and complicated ideas, to an audience of varying aptitudes and knowledge of the subject is a talent that lends itself well beyond the classroom and is at the heart of winning the mind of popular opinion. Teaching is also highly rewarding as it allows a venue for academics to inspire young minds, some of whom will make great contributions to society, motivated by the lessons learned in the classroom.
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Unfortunately, the current operating model of the majority of universities marginalises teaching, relegating it to adjuncts and graduate students, and where it matters little in the professional evaluation of tenure-track faculty. (Nevertheless, sometimes adjuncts and graduate students make for better teachers; teaching and research are often disjoint talents.) This disconnects results too often in tenured faculty members who are isolated in their esoteric research, with little connection to the real world, and who lack a channel and/or ability to communicate their ideas with non-academics.