Irina Panovska

I am an associate professor of economics at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.

My research interests focus on modeling the macroeconomy, in particular the responses of the economy to different policy actions, and on the speed and duration of economic recoveries. The second stream of my research is methodological and focuses on identifying the trend and cyclical movements that define the state of the economy.

Keywords/Expertise for Media: recessions and recoveries (prediction, recession risk, speed of recovery, policy and policy responses), macroeconomic policy, macroeconomic conditions (GDP, inflation, unemployment, employment)

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I received my PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. I received my MA in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and my BA in economics and BS in mathematics from Ohio University in 2007. I have also held visiting scholar positions at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the EFZG in Zagreb, Croatia.

I am the treasurer and an elected member of the executive committee of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

In the fall semester, I teach Econ 4386 (Contemporary Economic Policy, Advanced Undergraduate) and Econ 6302 (Macroeconomics 1, PhD). In the spring semester, I teach Econ 4385 (Forecasting for Business and Economics).

My teaching philosophy statement can be found here.
A summary of my teaching evaluations can be found here.

I have previously taught Time Series Analysis (at the undergraduate and graduate level), Business, Government, and Macroeconomic Policy (advanced macroeconomics, undergraduate/ MS graduate, writing-intensive), Money and Banking (undergraduate core business class), and the Federal Reserve Challenge (undergraduate experiential learning class on monetary policy).