Christopher Elias

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Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator


703A Pray Harrold


[email protected]

Office Hours


Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am to 1pm
Or by appointment remotely or in person


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California Irvine, 2014
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Youngstown State University, 2002
  • MS, Economics, Florida State University, 2000
  • BA, Economics, Youngstown State University, 1999

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Elias's research and teaching interests are in the fields of:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Financial economics
  • Time series econometrics


  • Principles of macroeconomics
  • Money and banking
  • Intermediate macroeconomic analysis
  • Time series econometrics
  • International macroeconomics
  • International macroeconomics (graduate)
  • Macroeconomic analysis (graduate)

Publications and Presentations

  • "Bayesian Forecasting of U.S. Recessions Using New Keynesian Models with Heterogeneous Expectations", Applied Economics Letters, 2022, doi: 10.1080/13504851.2022.2041173
  • "Adaptive Learning with Heterogeneous Expectations in an Estimated Medium-Scale New Keynesian Model", Journal of Macroeconomics, March 2022, doi:10.1016/j.jmacro.2021.103379
  • "Bayesian Estimation of a Small-Scale New Keynesian Model with Heterogeneous Expectations", Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2020, pp. 1-25. doi: 10.1017/S1365100520000401
  • "A Heterogeneous Agent Exchange Rate Model with Speculators and Non-Speculators", Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 49, September 2016, pp. 203–223.
  • "Asset Pricing with Expectation Shocks", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 65, April 2016, pp. 68–82.
  • "Percentile and Percentile-t Bootstrap Confidence Intervals: A Practical Comparison", Journal of Econometric Methods, January 2015, pp. 153–161

Additional Information

View Dr. Elias' web page for more information.