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Martina Jasova

Oct 2020

Professor Jasova was one of my first teachers here at Barnard, and I absolutely loved her. She is super good at explaining, and she is always very available in helping when needed. She does not only help you with the topics explained but, if asked, she will also give you some useful and precious career advice. I took the Fall A immersive course with her in Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and even if the content is not super easy, she made it look like it. I am super happy to have taken this class: I have learned a lot. She also teaches a Financial Econ class, and I am nearly 100% sure I will take it next semester. Also, major shoutout to Lavanya, the best TA I have ever had. She went out of her way and held extra office hours if someone asked for it, with no hesitation. She was super genuine and helpful; she made sure you would understand all the concepts. I loved this class, and I wish all my professors and TAs were as good, as prepared, and as understanding as Professor Jasova and TA Lavanya. TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU CAN!!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!

Oct 2020

I cannot say ENOUGH good things about Professor Jasova. She is incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable but clear and approachable. She genuinely wants her students to succeed and learn to really learn. This class was definitely challenging but it wasn't unmanageable because of the great support system Professor Jasova created. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take an econ class, even if you are not an econ major.

Oct 2020

I just took Intermediate macro theory as a Fall A immersive and I can honestly say professor Jasova is worth the hype. We had class 4 times a week and 2 recitations along with that. The lectures were clear and she posts the slides/recordings afterward. She has lots of office hours and always stays after class in case anyone has questions. The test material is pretty fair - she never asks things she doesn't explicitly cover. We had 3 TAs but Lavanya literally saved us all. Her recitations made problem sets and quizzes so much more manageable. Nothing is curved but the final letter grade you receive is based on your performance compared to your peers. She looks for discrepancies in the data and then decides what number A-/B+ will be. The material is difficult but not unbearable if you keep up with the lectures and read the textbook.

Oct 2020

Professor Jasova is a powerhouse! So organized, intelligent, and genuinely caring. Her lectures are structured, accessible, patient, and lively even over Zoom. I was concerned about the intensive format but she was so accommodating of questions that we moved at a reasonable pace, and I always felt well-supported by the textbook and slides. Truly an inspiring person, I want to explore economic policy/central banking because of this course. Can't wait to take Financial Econ with her!

Apr 2020

Having explored Barnard's economics department for two years, I can't think of a professor cooler or better than Prof. Jasova. I took her Intermediate Macroeconomics class and everything was so well explained and organized/structured. She lectured in a manner that accommodated for a variety of learners. Her work with the European Central Bank and other firms globally is very impressive. She is also very helpful during office hours and just wants her to students to succeed!

Apr 2020

She's great: has clear Powerpoints, answers questions well, and teaches well. Has real world research experience and knows what she's talking about.

Dec 2019

Professor Jasova is probably the best teacher I’ve had at Barnard. She genuinely cares about helping her students learn and this is evident in her teaching style. Her problem sets, quizzes, and tests are very straightforward and only ask about material that was explicitly covered. She is super receptive to student concerns and even takes time out of class to address them. Everything is explained really well built you still don’t feel slowed down by the fact that she answers all questions. The TAs were two very different types. Yuki helped thoroughly with all work and even confirmed or denied if you have a right answer. Martha, on the other hand, seemed to be lost all of the time and was unable of expressing any information. She was a extremely harsh grader and unresponsive to feedback.