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William R. Johnson

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 232
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Wesleyan University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ECON 3010: Intermediate Microeconomics
Credits: 4
Studies the theory of prices and markets; includes an analysis of the forces determining the allocation of economic resources in a market economy. Credit is not given for both ECON 3010 and 3110. Prerequisite: ECON 2010 and one of the following: MATH 1220, MATH 1320, APMA 1110.
ECON 4150: Economics of Labor
Credits: 3
Analyzes employment and wages, including the economics of education, unemployment, labor unions, discrimination and income inequality. Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110, and ECON 3720, or instructor permission.
ECON 4320: Economics of Urban Areas
Credits: 3
This course explores how economists think about cities. Why do cities exist? Why are they located where they are? Why do some cities grow and others decline? Within a city, what determines where people live, how they commute to work, and what they pay for housing? Topics to be treated include agglomeration economies, location theory, land use patterns and policies, urban housing and transportation, and local public goods.
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 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.