Mailing Address: Trinity University: Department of Economics One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Contact Information Email: pieters.econ@gmail Twitter: @prof_pieters Office: 416 Chapman Last Updated: January 25, 2018
Research Interests: Cryptoeconomics, International Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Finance Citizenship: USA (Citizen), South Africa (Citizen), New Zealand (Permanent Resident) Languages: English (Fluent), Afrikaans (Native)
Ph.D. Economics. University of Minnesota, 2012
M.A. Economics. University of Minnesota, 2010
B.A. Economics, Highest Honors. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
B.S. Physics. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
Current Academic Positions
2012-May, 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
2017-Present: Research Associate, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2017-Present: Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Blockchain Technology, University College London (UCL CBT)
Selected Other Positions
2016: June-December: Visitor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2007-2012: Teaching positions (see below), Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
2009-2012: Visitor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
The composition of the allocation puzzle through time
What causes city growth? A Cross-Country Comparison, joint with Scott Petty
Conference and Seminar Presentations
2018: American Economic Association (Philadelphia) ▪ De Nederlandsche Bank ▪ Royal Economic Society Conference (University of Sussex, UK) ▪ Scheduled International Trade and Finance Association (Beijing, China) ▪ Western Economic Association (Vancouver, Canada)
2017: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ▪ International Trade and Finance Association (Poznan University, Poland) ▪ Liberal Arts Macroeconomics Workshop (Davidson College) ▪ Midwest Macroeconomic Meeting (Spring, Louisiana State University) ▪ Midwest Macroeconomic Meeting (Fall, University of Pittsburgh) ▪ Money, Macro, and Finance Conference (King's College, UK) ▪ 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).
2016-Current: Posted paper is top 10 by download within subject category on SSRN (24 times across 4 papers).
2014: Invited and funded attendee to Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute “Developing the Next Generation of Economic Models of Climate Change”
2012-2015: R.R. Witt Faculty Fellowship, Trinity University
2010, 2011: Travel Grant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
2009: Second Place, Hardy Third Year Paper Competition for "Learning about Growth", joint with Andy Glover. Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2009: Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota
2006: Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional Development and Colloquia 2017: Liberty and the War on Cash, sponsored by Liberty Fund, San Antonio. 2015: CeMENT Mentoring for Junior Faculty at Liberal Arts, sponsored by CSWEP (Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession), New Orleans.
Teaching Honors and Awards University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011: Walter W. Heller Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts
2010: Walter W. Heller Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts
2008-2012: Distinguished Instructor, awarded 8 times
2008: Distinguished Teaching Assistant
Supervised Undergraduate Students Research Outcomes
Conference Presentations & Acceptances
2014: 3 x Economics Scholar Program (Presentation and Poster sessions), 1 x Southwest Social Science Association
Referee for ▪ British Journal of Management ▪ Economic Theory ▪ Journal of Economic Insight ▪ Journal of International Economics ▪ Journal of International Money and Finance ▪ Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
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.