Ernest is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. He
primarily focuses on applied labor economics, specifically topics dealing with
education, migration, and wage inequality. Ernest also has interests in game
theory and environmental economics.
His current research aims to understand migration
decisions as a function of expected earnings, immigrant education and
selection, trends in wage and education inequality, and the educational
decisions of teens.
Ernest teaches undergraduate level statistics and
econometrics at the CU Denver campus but spends the Spring semester in Beijing,
teaching, continuing his research, and advising students.