Ph.D., Univ. of Houston (2012)
M.A., Univ. of Houston (2009)
B.S., Academy of Economic Studies (2006)
B.A., Academy of Economic Studies (2006)
Teodora Stoica is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Houston in 2012 and worked as an assistant professor at Quinnipiac University from 2012 until 2014. Her research interests are reflected in courses that she has taught: Macroeconomics, Forecasting, Applied Business Statistics, International Economics and Money and Banking.
Professor Stoica's main areas of research interest are in the fields of applied time series econometrics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Her first line of research focuses on producing better forecasts of GDP growth across the business cycle and predicting recessions in the United States. Her secondary research track is focused on monetary policy and changes in investment and interest rates, not only at a macro level, but also at the firm level. Real-time data analysis and the volatility of output represent another important part of her research, with an emphasis on the Great Moderation in the United States and internationally.
Her passion for teaching economics takes shape when guiding students to find answers to their everyday questions and provides them with the necessary tools to make educated decisions. Professor Stoica's teaching philosophy reflects the principles she values and uses as her guide in the classroom: to make economics accessible for all students, provide a well-organized and approachable classroom environment, and challenge the students to ask and answer difficult questions.https://sites.google.com/site/tastoica/