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About the Instructor
Robert McNown is Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his BA in Economics from UCLA and his PhD in Economics from UC San Diego. His primary areas of research and teaching interest are Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Demography, and International Economics. He has published over sixty research articles in academic journals covering these fields of specialization. Dr. McNown has held visiting faculty positions at Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu, Nepal) as a Fulbright Lecturer, People’s University (Beijing) under World Bank sponsorship, Semester at Sea, the Department of Econometrics at Sydney University (Australia), and at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition, he has presented lectures on his research as well as econometrics workshops at universities in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Namibia, Libya, Norway, and Egypt.
Robert McNown has an outstanding record of teaching econometrics at the University of Colorado and around the world. He was recognized twice for teaching excellence through the Stanford Calderwood Teaching Award from the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado. His teaching approach emphasizes applications of econometric methods using EViews exercises involving models and data that illustrate a variety of statistical problems encountered in economic research. Dr. McNown has conducted highly successful training sessions in applied econometrics and time series econometrics at the Bank of Kenya (2007), the National Bank of Croatia (2007, 2008), the National Bank of Canada in Montreal (2009), Haver Analytics in New York (2013, 2014, 2015), the International Monetary Fund (2013,2014), and the Bank of Korea (2014). He has also been involved in the development and application of macro-econometric models for forecasting Colorado and local district tax revenues.