BCYC Immersion Economics Track

A BCYC Immersion student taking notes in class

  • Session 2: July 9-14, 2023

The BCYC Immersion economics program for high school students is intended to introduce teens to the fundamental concepts of economics and Catholic Social Teaching. We aim to use economic reasoning to rationally address basic economic questions. The course is meant to assist students in using critical thinking skills to approach problems. Applications and examples will often accompany the content, and class participation will also be a part of the course.

Track Instructor

Dr. David Harris
Professor and Chair of the Economics Department 

Dr. David Harris

Dr. David Harris is Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master of Science in Economics from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Benedictine College. His research interests include Catholic Social Teaching, Behavioral Economics, Social Economics, and Microeconomic Theory. He has recently published articles about the dignity of work as well as the formation of student grade expectations. He and his wife, Jackie, live in Atchison with their four children, Helen, Clare, Luke, and John.