Mailing Address: Trinity University: Department of Economics One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Contact Information Email: pieters.econ@gmail Office: 416 Chapman Last Updated: June 22, 2017
Research Interests: International Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Finance Citizenship: USA (Citizen), South Africa (Citizen), New Zealand (Permanent Resident) Languages: English (Fluent), Afrikaans (Native)
Education Ph.D. Economics. University of Minnesota, 2006-2012, "Essays in International Economics"
Dissertation Advisors: Professor Timothy Kehoe and Professor Fabrizio Perri
M.A. Economics. University of Minnesota, 2010 B.S. Physics. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005 B.A. Economics, Highest Honors. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 2012-2018
Research Associate, Globalization Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2017-Present
Visitor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, June-December, 2016
Visitor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 2009-2012
Teaching positions (see below), Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, 2007-2012
The composition of the allocation puzzle through time
What causes city growth? A Cross-Country Comparison, joint with Scott Petty
Conference and Seminar Presentations
2017: International Trade and Finance Association (Poznan University, Poland); Liberal Arts Macroeconomics Workshop (Davidson College); Midwest Macroeconomic Meeting (Louisiana State University); Money, Macro, and Finance Conference (King's College, London); Society for Economic Measurement (MIT); Western Economic Association (San Diego).
2016: Eastern Economic Association (Washington D.C.); International Trade and Finance Association (Occidental College); Western Economic Association (Portland).
2015: Eastern Economic Association (x2 papers) (New York City); Liberal Arts Macroeconomic Workshop (Union College, discussant only); Southern Economic Association (New Orleans).
2014: Association for Public Economic Theory (University of Washington); Midwest International Economics Group (Indiana Purdue University at Indianapolis); Southern Economic Association (x2 papers) (Atlanta).
2011: 11th Annual Missouri Economics Association and Washington University's Conference (Washington University in St. Louis).
2015, Fall: Invited Faculty Research Presentation for Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity
2013-Present: Advising of Economics Majors (9 advisees)
2013-Present: Trinity University Lecturers & Visiting Scholars Committee
2012-Present: Department Representative for various events
Sachs, Jeffery and Gordon McCord. 2009 Principles of Economics and Global Sustainable Development. Addison-Wesley: Boston (Prospectus Review)
Cowen, Tyler and Alex Tabarrok, 2009. Modern Principles of Economics. Worth Publishers: New York
Williamson, Stephen, 2009. Macroeconomics, 3rd Edition. Addison-Wesley: Boston (Pre-revision review)
Professional Organization Memberships American Economic Association; Central Bank Research Association; Econometric Society; Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade; International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association; International Economics and Finance Society; International Trade and Finance Association.