MABE Student Supervision

I am willing to supervise students, principally those who have taken EC639, who are interested in the areas of international trade, labour economics, or economic history. I also have broader interests in empirical microeconomics. Interested students should email me to set up a meeting to discuss whether we would be a good match.

Reference Letters

I am usually happy to write reference letters for students who have taken one or more of my courses. As a rule of thumb, however, if we did not have any interactions beyond your attending lectures and handing in assignments or exams, then your letter will not be very personalized beyond what I can observe from your transcript and course grades. In addition, I also will provide an honest assessment of your potential to do well in whatever program you have applied for, and this assessment will depend in part on how well you've done in my course(s); this sometimes means that you may be better off asking another instructor who has seen you do well in their course. Finally, at least for economics graduate programs, it is often better to ask instructors who have taught you in rigorous, challenging core courses like micro or econometrics. Nonetheless, if you believe I am your best choice for writing a reference letter for graduate school, I am usually happy to do so if I am able. Please feel free to get in touch!

Courses Taught

EC239 - International Trade (Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022)

EC285 - Introductory Statistics (Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019)

EC410C/EC639 - International Trade - MA (Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022)

Jeff Chan