BCYC Immersion Economics Track

A BCYC Immersion student taking notes in class

  • Session 1: June 16-21, 2024

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. James R. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. James YoungJames Young grew up in Olathe, KS and is a 2001 graduate of Olathe South High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Philosophy and History from Benedictine College in 2005.  James later earned his Masters (2008) and Ph.D. (2011) from the University of Notre Dame with a dissertation on international finance and economics.  He currently teaches courses in both microeconomics and macroeconomics at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.