Jesse Perla

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.

My core interest is in macro-economics and growth from the perspective of the firm, with an emphasis on the role of information diffusion.

I obtained my PhD in 2013 from New York University and my undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from Columbia University in New York City.

Math and course selection advice for UBC undergraduates potentially interested in graduate school.

Winter 2019

ECON307 Honours Intermediate Macroeconomics II Sections

Theories of economic growth and the business cycle. Intended primarily for prospective honours and other qualified students.

Winter 2019

ECON323 Quantitative Economic Modelling with Data Science Applications Sections

Computational tools used in modern economics. Including application of data science in economics; visualization and manipulation of economic data; solving and simulating dynamic economic models.

Winter 2019

ECON622 Computational Economics with Data Science Applications Sections

Computational tools used in modern economic research; applications of data science and machine learning in economics; generating data from the web and text; software tools for reproducible research.

Winter 2019

ECON592B Directed Reading - DIRECTED READING Sections