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Jonathan Mark Colmer

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 332
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
PhD, London School of Economics & Political Science (2016)
The Distributional Effects of the Clean Energy Transition in the United States
Source: Sloan Foundation
March 01, 2022 – July 31, 2024
Who Weathers the Storm? The Unequal Effects of Hurricanes in the United States
Source: Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc
September 01, 2021 – September 01, 2023
Measuring and Explaining Electricity Productivity Differences Across Countries
Source: London School of Economics
June 15, 2021 – August 31, 2022
Early Career Research Award
Source: W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corp
April 15, 2020 – December 31, 2021
ECON 3720: Introduction to Econometrics
Credits: 4
Guides students in the use and interpretation of economic data, focusing on the most common issues that arise in using economic data, and the methodology for solving these problems. Prerequisite: STAT 2120, STAT 3120, APMA 3110, or APMA 3120
ECON 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 1–3
Supervised research culminating in the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Restricted to members of the Distinguished Majors Program.
ECON 8310: Public Economics I
Credits: 3
Topics include the justifications for government activities; principles of program analysis; illustrative theoretical and empirical analysis of expenditure programs; and theories of political processes. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8320: Public Economics II
Credits: 3
Studies the foundations of excess burden, incidence analysis, and optimal taxation; studies of taxation; general equilibrium analysis for tax policy; and the study of tax reform. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8450: Public Economics Workshop
Credits: 3
Studies current research in public economics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8510: Topics in Growth Theory
Credits: 3
Studies the issues related to economic development, emphasizing endogenous growth models. Topics include human capital, R & D, learning by doing, fiscal policy, trade, and financial development. Prerequisite: ECON 7040 or instructor permission.
ECON 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.