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 and is an IZA Institute of Labor Economics affiliate. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor. His research focuses on topics in applied labor economics, specifically those related to labor demand, educational attainment, and migration decisions.
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 information about CU Denver's economics program in Beijing, click here.
Ernest recent publications include work on how the Chinese household registry system prevents labor mobility in the Chinese labor market, and how labor market conditions at the time of high school graduation impact college attendance and long-run educational attainment.
Ernest is currently working on research related to the immediate impact of increasing the minimum wage on labor force participation in the US. References to this work can be found 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