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Shawn Osell

sosell1@niu.edu

Northern Illinois University
Department of Economics
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
USA

Degree/Affiliation Information

Degree(s)

Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Econometrics, Monetary Economics , Northern Illinois University
Expected 05/2018

MS in Applied Statistics in Bayesian Statistics, Northern Illinois University
Completed 08/2017

Dissertation Advisors/References

Carl Campbell (Northern Illinois University)

Duchwan Ryu (Northern Illinois University)

Present Institutional Affiliation(s)

Northern Illinois University, Graduate Student (Dekalb)

Metropolitan State University, Instructor (Minneapolis)

Waubonsee Community College, Instructor (Sugar Grove)

Demographic Information (Optional)

Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino

Race: White

Citizenship: U.S.

State: MN - Minnesota

Fields of Interest

  • JEL Codes
  • Research/Teaching Fields
AGeneral Economics and Teaching
E5Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
CMathematical and Quantitative Methods
C15Statistical Simulation Methods: General
C11Bayesian Analysis: General
C32Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

Courses: Introduction to the US Economy; Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Intermediate Macroeconomics; International Trade; Money and Banking; Public Finance; Economic Development; Business Statistics, Business Math; Econometrics Lab.

Research: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Bayesian and Sequential Monte Carlo estimation of DSGE models, Economics History.

Job Market Materials

Statement of Purpose/Status

Statement of Purpose

As a result of my thirteen years of teaching experience at the collegiate level, I have had the opportunity to adopt, and continue to polish, a teaching approach that both engages and motivates students to desire to learn the concepts within the field of economics. Because of my own passion for economics, I strive to facilitate the understanding and appreciation for the discipline.
For example my primary goal in the principles of macroeconomics course is to help undergraduate students learn how to think more clearly about the effects of monetary and fiscal policy for all citizens of the USA. Another key objective is to promote basic economic literacy so that a typical student completing his or her final exam can be a better citizen, and live a more productive and fulfilling life. My ideas for the principles of effective teaching of economics have been shaped by observing my own economics and statistics professors.

Job Market Status

Active

Employment Types Considered

US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
International: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Full-Time Nonacademic
US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)