Dr. Erick Elder, economics and finance professor in the UALR College of Business, is a leading teacher, researcher, and consultant in the fields of statistics, macroeconomics, and international economics. His work has included statistical consulting with Nuvell and the United Methodist Church and litigation consulting in forensic economics.
Elder is currently researching state budget stabilization funds, or rainy-day funds, during economic downturns. He is also working on determining the optimal portfolio allocation for retirees. A popular judge for numerous local and regional economic competitions, he has also helped coach the Central High School Federal Reserve Challenge team to earn national championships.
With a doctorate and master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and his real-world experience, Dr. Elder brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and the Arkansas business community.