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 also an Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) affiliate. His research focuses on topics in applied labor economics, specifically those related to educational attainment and migration decisions.
Currently, Ernest is investigating research questions related to how the Chinese household registry system creates frictions in the Chinese labor market by preventing labor mobility.
Ernest has taught undergraduate level 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.