Christopher W. Young, M.B.A.
Professor Young's research interests lie at the crossroads of free-market economies and cultural space.
In his second year of full time lecturing, Visiting Professor Christopher Young is in the Department of Economics, where he teaches not only the staple economic courses, such as Microeconomics and Macroeconomics but also teaches case based courses in Government and Business and Economic Crisis. Professor Young's research interests lie at the crossroads of free-market economies and cultural space, right now focusing on the impact of free-market behavior on religious institutions. Prior to this full time academic position, Professor Young spent approximately 15 years in the financial and information services industries, most recently with Thomson Reuters, where he was Vice President, responsible for Strategy, Product and Business Development for a healthcare marketing company. Prior to his last appointment, Professor Young was head of corporate finance and strategy for a $350 million dollar wealth management services division of Thomson Reuters. In addition and prior to his various roles at Thomson Reuters, Professor Young started and co-managed a Venture Fund for Newcourt Financial and subsequently worked for Comvest Ventures, a private equity firm that provides private and public funding for high technology companies, mainly focused on companies in the Bay Area. Professor Young has been appointed to various boards of private technology firms, most recently AudioEye, a socially responsible internet search company offering services for the visually impaired. Currently, he is Global Director, Strategy, Dow Jones. Professor Young earned his doctorate degree in 2009.
- Ph.D., Rutgers University