Corey Young is a 2011 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, where he earned his B.A. in Population and Development Studies, a thematic major which combined the fields of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. In 2013, he earned his Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the School of Planning, Development, and Preservation at Clemson University.
Upon graduation, Mr. Young served as an urban planner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There, he collaborated with municipal officials to establish long-range plans for community growth and development, promoted transit-oriented economic development, and improved mobility by broadening transportation options.
Through his work as a student at Clemson and a planner in Texas, Mr. Young became interested in energy and energy policy. More specifically, he became interested in the connections between energy and community growth and development. Since coming to the CEPM, Mr. Young has explored these interests further by examining the impacts of shale gas development on municipal finances and identifying the implications of land use policies on energy production and consumption.