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Bernard Malamud
Professor in the Economics department
at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV
are you Bernard Malamud?
Overall Quality
2.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.3
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08/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ 303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Malamud is a brilliant man. He has a reputation for giving dry lectures and for being rude to students. This can definitely be true. But if you're and econ major, taking a class with him is a must. If you put in the effort, read the book, visit his office if needed, and attend all lectures, you'll learn a lot. Tough exams, but merciful grader.

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible instructor. Gets mad when you are confused and doesn't explain concepts well at all. Doesn't care if people talk in class but if he sees you texting he'll kick you out. All the exams are extremely difficult and poorly written. When you ask for clarification he gets upset and doesn't clarify. Avoid this professor at all costs.

12/10/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The material is straightforward, but good luck staying awake in class. He is so boring. He doesn't explain things well, but if you read the textbook you'll be fine. The SI sessions helped to clarify the material. 4 multiple choice exams w/ about 40 questions (final has 80). Takes attendance w/ iClicker Qs.

11/14/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Acc 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible professor. Daily clicker scores, so attendance is required, however even this clicker questions are absurdly difficult sometimes so you lose out. 4 tests, all of which are very hard. Useless in class examples, poor clarification, overly complex explanantions. He is simply an awful professor, I would take someone else if you can help it.

11/09/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Mr Malamud is a caring prof. His exams& ppt notes are purely based on THE BOOK and he posts ppt's online!Important to read the book! Also you can not hear him but he gave my class extra credit opportunities on the exams. And he curves final grades! Also it is VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND CLASSES for clicker scores! GO TO Suplimental Instruction!!!

11/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I could barely hear him in class. Very boring and gets frustrated when the class doesn't understand something.

05/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Yes, he knows a lot, but his lectures are pretty boring, he just mumbles and its pretty hard to listen to him sometimes, any sign of disruption notices and flips off. Laughs at he's own jokes. If you like monotone professors, I highly recommend him.

04/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON-304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A lot easier than Econ-303. For final exam, you are given a list of books to choose from (about Subprime Mortage Crises)and give a summary. Tests in general are not that hard. Good class to take overall.

08/29/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Took 303 over the summer and that was a lot of infomation to digest. I would not recommend it, the final was 19 pages long. He can be boring at times, but being bored is a state of mind that you should not indulge in. He really knows his stuff and will help you out in his office. He loves talking about "The Green Shaft"

05/25/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON442 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This course was pretty easy. For me, I found Malamud to be a decent enough lecturer. Most others say he's the most boring teacher they've had. Sometimes he laughs at his own jokes or gets a kick out of his own lectures, that can be a bit funny. He can be extremely moody and will not hesitate to kick students out if they're not paying attention.

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Second test is the hardest. Final is copy and paste from other exams. Read the book, and you should do fine. He blocks the board a lot by standing in front of what he writes. Extremely boring, but you will learn. Allows for rewrites, and curves at the end. I had a mid-B going into the final and ended up with a solid A.

04/23/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Malamud is DEFINITELY an expert in economics, but not an expert in teaching.. He means well with his lectures and teaches with passion but details get lost when he skips over steps and subtleties that he believes are common knowledge. You can pass the class, just plan on doing a lot of studying and be overly prepared for all the tests!

10/08/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON463 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've had Malamud for 2 classes. The second time around in 463 was much easier. His lectures were better blueprints for his exams. The first couple of days are dry, but his next few months of work is a barrage of information. Be ready, be calm, and show up. Worst thing to do is to miss one of his classes.

09/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON463 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easier than ECON303. Lectures can be dry but he's a wealth of knowledge. Essay questions exams, may 1-2 essay pop quizzes. Highly recommended for Econ majors. His classes requires effort, learning, and stimulates understanding. I Don't miss his lectures, taking good class notes and not falling asleep will benefit your exam grades the most.

09/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Top notch economics professor who is knowledgeable in economics, math, history and current events. Exams are all essays and difficult. Attend all the classes, take detail notes of all the diagrams, and reading the book is mandatory to understand the material. Very challenging course. Study groups recommended. Dry lectures but u'll learn a lot

08/29/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON200C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took Honors macroeconomics with this professor. I liked this professor. I see there are mixed reviews on him. Yes his lectures are a little hard to follow sometimes. He is very good at relating the material with the current events in the world. He is a generous grader. I thought the book was very easy to understand. Read that and you will do good

05/19/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON442 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You should avoid this professor at all costs. His teaching is vague, his comments are cryptic, and he expects you to have skills that he doesn't teach. He gets angry that students can't do the calculus, but then avoids teaching it. Seriously reconsider taking his courses unless you can't avoid it.

04/28/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hon200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

why unlv continues to employ him is beyond me. He fails to teach the class what we need to know for the test and then when we all fail he blames the class for not understanding the concepts. Sure he is easy but his rambling lectures simply aren't worth the trouble. better off just reading the book and staying away from him.

04/27/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hon200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He has good intentions and is obviously very informed on economics but is sorely lacking in his ability to teach. His lectures are giant run on sentences and usually muddle everything he is trying to present. Just read the book and ignore him. His class is easy though and he is a very generous grader.

03/21/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON442 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's smart as hell, but sooooo boring. Imagine taking a History of Rock n Roll class that only talked about the Beatles- now pretend that they're Adam Smith. My god, there are too many other RELEVANT economists that will be glossed over in the class. (Marx?) As for the books: who knows what you should be reading- except for EVERYTHING EVER WRITTEN.

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