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Tufts University: Jay Shimshack - Economics - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Jay Shimshack | EC030 - Environmental Economics | Economics2007-01-25

Review:
Shimshack is the man! he has a sense of humor, he's really clear, concerned with everyone's progress--chill guy

Workload:
Totally manageable, problem sets that dont take more than 2 hrs, two group policy papers and two tests


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Tufts University: Jay Shimshack - Economics - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2006-01-08

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The first good econ professor I've had at Tufts. Shimshack is truly an awesome professor. He cares greatly about his students grasp on the subject. He does this through challenging tests and extremely thorough lectures. What an enjoyable time for such a boring subject matter. I would recommend not missing Shimshack.

Workload:
You don't have to read the book because he covers everything in lecture. There are 7 problem sets and you can drop your lowest grade. Two midterms and a final. If you keep up with the problem sets this class shouldn't be a problem. He provides ample test preparation material, so use it.


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Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2005-12-26

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Professor Shimshack is a nice man who is enthusiastic about statistics, but his enthusiasm often gets away from him, and he forgets that not everyone taking this course is a math buff and/or an econ major. As a lecture course, it is often difficult to learn the material, however, Shimshack is willing to take questions and wants to make sure everyone understands the material.

Workload:
His tests are hard. He enjoys putting difficult problems on the exams, but often these questions are testing your math critical thinking skills rather than the material covered in class. Not a ridiculously hard class, but often frustrating.


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Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2005-12-24

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Absolutely awesome. ShimSHAQ knows how to teach this course. Going to his class is the best way to learn because he will cover everything that is in the book. You need to do problems on your own but if you have his notes they should not pose to hard of a problem.

Workload:
Two midterms and a final. Seven problem sets. Obviously it is difficult material but his tests are straight forward and pose only one truly hard problem that you may have never seen.


professor rating: | course rating: | major: Economics


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Jay Shimshack | EC030 - Environmental Economics | Economics2005-12-02

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Truly a fantastic course. I took it the semester after Econ 5, and it was a breath of fresh air. The professor makes use of simple microeconomic models to expand upon some really interesting environmental concerns and clearly links them back to the overall scheme of economics. I was very worried but everything was just explained so well including much of the basic micro that I never understood but can now do in my sleep thanks to this course. Very much recommended.

Workload:
Lots of reading but not all of it is required. He'll "hint" at the texts that will be on exams. Usually a problem set a week (and these things really help you to understand the material). If you follow along in class (and you will) these things will be a blessing to your grade. Exams are long but straightforward and the two policy briefs at the end of the year are almost fun to do and you can do them in groups but only have to submit one 5-page paper!


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Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2005-11-29

Review:
Great class, material can be boring at times, but Shimshack did a good job of teaching material to a large lecture. Shimshack and 2 TAs very helpful and always available.

Workload:
Did not have to do reading because Shimshack did an excellent job of teaching. 7 problem sets altogether, 2 midterms, 1 final. Everything very straightforward and you were allowed to have a cheat sheet to write down all formulas and concepts you wanted.


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Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2005-09-14

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Incredibly enthusiastic, funny, keeps everyone interested and he seems to love to teach. Responds to emails quick and is always happy to help even outside of office hours.

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Jay Shimshack | EC013 - Statistics | Economics2005-04-06

Review:
I took Professor Shimshack's stats class Fall '03, back before Stats became a huge lecture class. I'm not sure how he will be with a larger class, but I found Professor Shimshack to be jolly, cheerful, and always trying to make the class interesting. His presentation is clear and wants you to ask questions and is always willing to help.

Workload:
Assignments pretty straightforward, but he liked to put a few doozies on there. I think there were two exams and a final, also straightforward. A cheat sheet was allowed on tests. A problem set every couple weeks or so.


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Jay Shimshack | EC030 - Environmental Economics | Economics2004-03-30

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Professor Shimshack is one of the best teachers that I?ve had so far at Tufts. I?ve taken two of his classes (he also teaches stats) and in both the tests were fair, the lectures were easy to follow, and the reading was never required in order to do well on a test. His good nature and jolly personality come through in his humor, and he is genuinely interested in helping his students during office hours.

Workload:
There was a decent amount of reading, but none of it was required in order to do well on the test. There were two policy briefs that were 5 double-spaced pages, and he grades fairly. There were a couple problem sets, but as long as you paid attention in class they were not too difficult.


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