MQE Faculty Stories

Claire Duquennois, PhD.

Claire Duquennois, Assistant Professor of Economics, began teaching at the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Formerly, Claire was a Professor at the University of Colorado Denver, at the locations of both Denver and Beijing. She received her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and teaches in Labor, Development, and Behavioral Economics. One of Claire’s key courses is Economic Inference from Data. Her course is structured around hands-on experience in applied econometric methods, where students build empirical relationships with cause and effect. Learn more about Professor Duquennois's experiences in the MQE program here. 

Marily Nixon, JD, MQE Faculty

Marily Nixon, J.D.

Marily Nixon, a Professor of the Practice at Pitt Law, teaches Communicating Economic Insights in the MQE Program. Her driving goal is to equip students with professional-level communication skills and experience. She believes that good communication practices can translate to all backgrounds, especially in economics. Her course focuses on efficient communication of data analysis in the real-world, while emphasizing the important of writing, speaking, and presenting. Learn more about Professor Nixon's experiences in the MQE program here.

Randall Walsh, Ph.D.

Randall P. Walsh is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research is focused in the areas of urban and environmental economics. In more recent work he has been particularly interested in looking at these issues through the lenses of economic history and political economy. Professor Walsh teaches in the MQE Program, advises students, and develops relationships with professional partners. He teaches the Evidence-Based Analysis in Labor, Public, and Health Economics course in the MQE program. Learn more about Professor Walsh's experience in the MQE program here.