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Eric R. Young

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 224
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Washington & Lee University
Master of Science (MS), Carnegie Mellon University
Master of Arts (MA), Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Carnegie Mellon University
ECON 3020: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Credits: 3
Studies macroeconomic theory and policy; includes an analysis of the forces determining employment, income, and the price level. Prerequisite: ECON 2020 and 3010 or 3110, or instructor permission.
ECON 7020: Macroeconomic Theory I
Credits: 4
Introduces macroeconomic theory, emphasizing economic growth and the business cycle. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
ECON 7040: Macroeconomic Theory II
Credits: 4
Studies advanced topics in the theory of money and income. Prerequisite: ECON 7020 or instructor permission.
ECON 8350: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Credits: 3
Advanced study of selected topics in macro- and monetary economics, with and emphasis on theoretical and computational issues. Prerequisite: ECON 7040 or instructor permission.
ECON 8745: Numerical Methods in Economics
Credits: 1
The class presents modern numerical methods for solving mathematical problems common in economics. Examples include functional approximation, nonlinear maximization and root finding, and numerical integration and differentiation. Applications include the solution of dynamic decision problems, computing equilibria of dynamic economies and games, and nonlinear estimation.
ECON 8991: Research Methods in Economics
Credits: 3
The course focuses on developing research ideas into a formal paper. Students work in small groups with the instructor, completing writing assignments that form the body of a scholarly paper and offering critical evaluations of other students' assignments. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 9550: Selected Research Problems in Economics I
Credits: 3
Advanced research into specific economic problems under detailed faculty supervision.
ECON 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.