Duke professor is expert in international trade and development.
Michelle P. Connolly today was named chief economist of the FCC. Dr. Connolly is a member of the economics faculty at Duke University and is an expert in international trade, growth and development.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin praised Connolly saying: “I am pleased Michelle has agreed to serve in the critical role of chief economist. Her talent and expertise will be a great asset for the commission and will strengthen our policy making.”
Her research interests include the implications of technological progress and diffusion, international trade, and human capital on growth and development. Prior to joining Duke’s Department of Economics in 1997, Connolly spent a year as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
Connolly currently serves as the director of EcoTeach and associate professor of the practice at Duke University. She teaches advanced graduate macroeconomics and international trade, and intermediate undergraduate macroeconomics. Dr. Connolly has written extensively on those subjects including having been published in the Journal of Economic Growth, the Journal of Development and Economics, the Journal of Economic History and the American Economic Review.
Connolly received her B.A. in economics, with distinction, at Yale University as well her M.A. and her Ph.D in economics.