Brandon J. Sheridan

Economist | Educator 

Welcome!  I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Elon University.  I earned my B.S. in Economics from Centre College and my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky.

My primary research focuses on economic growth and international trade, especially the margins of exports. Within this research, I primarily consider turning points in economic growth and heterogeneity in export response. I am also heavily involved in pedagogy research, especially as it pertains to the economics classroom. You can learn more about an exciting new endeavor in economic education research here. My secondary research interests are constantly evolving and include, among others, monetary policy, immigration, and labor policy.

I teach mainly macroeconomics courses, including my favorite: Intermediate Macro Theory. In recent years, I have also greatly enjoyed coaching Elon's Federal Reserve Challenge team. This is designed as a unique class that prepares students to participate in a mock FOMC meeting. I also enjoy teaching Principles of Economics, International Trade, Money & Banking, and Economic Growth & Development.