Faculty Profile

Anthony Underwood

Assistant Professor of Economics (2013)

Contact Information

underwoa@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 216
717.245.1782

Bio

Research interests include household energy use and emissions, the environmental implications of urbanization, and the challenges for climate change mitigation posed by global demographic change. General teaching interests include environmental economics, econometrics, microeconomics, and population economics.

Education

  • B.S., Purdue University, 2006
  • M.A., Colorado State University, 2008
  • Ph.D., 2013

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

ECON 214 Statistical Methods in Econ
Introduction to probability and statistics as a background for econometrics. Topics include probability theory; sampling methods; probability and sampling distributions; simple linear regression; estimation; statistical inference; and hypothesis testing. When possible, emphasis is on the application of statistical methods and data analysis to micro- and macroeconomic concepts. This course will fulfill the Economics Department statistical requirement for the major.

ECON 214 Statistical Methods in Econ
Introduction to probability and statistics as a background for econometrics. Topics include probability theory; sampling methods; probability and sampling distributions; simple linear regression; estimation; statistical inference; and hypothesis testing. When possible, emphasis is on the application of statistical methods and data analysis to micro- and macroeconomic concepts. This course will fulfill the Economics Department statistical requirement for the major.

Spring 2016

ECON 222 Environmental Economics
A study of human production and consumption activities as they affect the natural and human environmental systems and as they are affected by those systems. The economic behavioral patterns associated with the market economy are scrutinized in order to reveal the biases in the decision-making process which may contribute to the deterioration of the resource base and of the quality of life in general. External costs and benefits, technological impacts, limits to economic growth, and issues of income and wealth distribution are examined. A range of potential policy measures, some consistent with our life style and some not, are evaluated. Prerequisite: 111.

ECON 374 Econometrics
Theory and applications of multiple regression analysis. The specification and estimation of econometric models, hypothesis testing, and interpretation of results. Emphasis is on practical applications from macro- and microeconomics using both cross-section and time-series data. Prerequisites: 268, 278 and one college statistics course (MATH 121 or 225).

ECON 500 Independent Study

ECON 500 Independent Study