Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470AA
Areas of Expertise:
Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, Economics of Education, Applied Microeconomics
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012.
M.A., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010.
B.A., Economics, University of California, Davis, 2006.
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis, 2006.
Ernest has been an Assistant Professor CT of Economics since 2015. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ernest is an IZA Institute of Labor Economics affiliate. His research focuses on topics in applied labor economics, specifically those related to educational attainment, migration decisions, and labor demand.
Recently, Ernest published on how the Chinese household registry system creates frictions in the Chinese labor market by preventing labor mobility. He is currently working on research related to the short-run impacts of increasing minimum wages on labor force participation in the US.
Ernest teaches courses on both the University of Colorado Denver campus and the University of Colorado Denver’s Beijing campus. His teaching includes mathematical economics, statistics, econometrics, game theory, and labor economics.
For more details about Ernest, see his curriculum vitae. For more information about CU Denver's economics program in Beijing, click here.
ECON 3801: Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 3811: Statistics with Computer Applications
ECON 4811: Introductory Econometrics
ECON 4550: Game Theory with Economic Applications
ECON 4610: Labor Economics