Welcome to class!

getting started

Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 2:11 PM

Hello everyone!

I’m Andrew Heiss, your professor for PMAP 8141 (Microeconomics for Public Policy) this summer, and I’m so excited for the class!

I have a few important announcements before class:

Quick background about me: I’m an assistant professor here at the Andrew Young School, where I’ve been teaching MPA/MPP microeconomics, program evaluation, and data visualization. I moved here from Utah in Fall 2019, where I was a visiting professor of public management at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, I taught microeconomics, statistics, and data visualization (basically the same stuff I’m teaching now). I finished my PhD in public policy and political science from Duke in 2017, and before then I finished my MPA in nonprofit management from BYU in 2012. When I’m not teaching, I research international nonprofits, dictatorships, and human rights—absolutely nothing related to economics r emoji::emoji("shrug")

When I’m not teaching or researching, I’m normally chilling at home with my 6 kids (see https://www.heissatopia.com for photos and hilarious stories).

Again, I’m really excited to get started next week. This summer should be a blast!