Ernest has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics since 2012. His research focuses on topics in labor economics specifically related to educational attainment and migration decisions. Ernest also has interests in environmental economics and game theory.
Ernest has taught undergraduate level courses on both the University of Colorado Denver campus and the University of Colorado Denver’s Beijing campus.
Currently, Ernest is working on research that shows that educational decisions as a teenager are countercyclical, and eventually lead to fluctuations in cohort educational attainment. While in China, Ernest pursues ongoing research questions related to how the Chinese household registry system creates frictions in the labor market by encouraging discrimination and preventing labor mobility.
For more details about Ernest, see his curriculum vitae. For more information about CU Denver's economics program in Beijing, click here.