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Zachary Austin Bethune

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 339
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Bachelor of Science (BS), Sam Houston State University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of California Santa Barbara
ECON 3030: Money and Banking
Credits: 3
Studies the role of money in the economic system, with emphasis on monetary policy and theory. Prerequisite: ECON 2020.
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 7020: Macroeconomic Theory I
Credits: 4
Introduces macroeconomic theory, emphasizing economic growth and the business cycle. Prerequisite: Graduate standing 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 8420: Macroeconomics Workshop
Credits: 3
Studies current research in macroeconomics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
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 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.