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Matthew Clements, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 512-428-1321

Education
  • PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2000
  • MA in Economics at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1995
  • AB in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991
Why I Teach

I constantly challenge my students so they sharpen their critical thinking skills as much as possible. I give them many opportunities and incentives to learn, but I also give them a lot of freedom. Ultimately, my students are responsible for their own learning. My role is to do everything I can to enable them to do this.

I take great pleasure in this approach to education. There is nothing quite like helping a student understand something he or she didn’t previously understand. It is a thrilling experience.

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