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Michelle P. Connolly, Professor of the Practice

Michelle P. Connolly

Michelle P. Connolly is Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department at Duke University. She was the Economics Director of Duke in New York: Financial Markets and Institutions Program for 2007-2009 and the Director of EcoTeach for several years. She served as one of two Arts & Sciences faculty members of the Duke Alumni Association Board from 2012-2016. Professor Connolly currently serves as the Director of the Honors Program in Economics.

In 2011, Professor Connolly won the Howard D. Johnson Trinity College Teaching Prize and was named among the top five percent of Duke University Undergraduate Instructors in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2017.

Professor Connolly previously served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in 2006-2007 and 2008-2009, and as an Economist for the International Research Function for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1996 to 1997. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Yale University in 1990, and went on to earn her M.A. and M.Phil in economics. Professor Connolly received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1996.

Professor Connolly’s research and teaching focus specifically on international trade, telecommunications policy, media policy, education, growth, and development. She has received funding for her research from the National Science Foundation, the Duke Arts and Sciences Research Council Grants, the Spencer Grant, and the Teagle Grant. 

Professor Connolly has published in numerous journals, including the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal:  Macroeconomics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of Industrial Organization, and Current Issues in Economics and Finance.

In 2011, Professor Connolly testified before Congress and participated in a White House panel on Spectrum Issues. She has been presenting her work at university seminars and international conferences since 1996. Some of her appearances were at the ACLP Advanced Communications 2009 Summit, where she was a panelist and moderator, at the conference on “Wireless Technologies: Enabling Innovation and Economic Growth”, where she served as a keynote panelist, and at the Martin H. Crego Lecture in Economics, an all college Lecture at Vassar College. In 2013 Professor Connolly was awarded a National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant, “Dollars for Hertz: Making Trustworthy Spectrum Sharing Technically and Economically Viable.”

Contact Info:
Office Location:  207 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1819
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/oao8g09bbbsmds0/Connolly%20Michelle%20CV%20March%202019.docx?dl=0

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • ECON 495S.01, HONORS SEMINAR I Synopsis
    Perkins 085, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Office Hours:

Students can schedule appointments with me at 

https://michelleconnolly.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php

Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1996
M.Phil.Yale University1993
M.A.Yale University1992
B.A.Yale University1990
Specialties:

Development Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Systems
Research Interests: Telecommunications, Media, Spectrum Policy, International Trade, Growth and Development

Professor Connolly’s research and teaching focus specifically on international trade, telecommunications policy, media policy, education, growth, and development. She has received funding for her research from Arts and Sciences Research Council Grants, the Spencer Grant, and the Teagle Grant. Recent titles of her writings include, “Sustaining the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg: A Continuous Treatment of Technological Transfer” with Nelson Sa and Pietro Peretto, “The Manhattan Metaphor” with Pietro Peretto, “Economics at the Federal Communications Commission: 2006-2007” with Evan Kwerel, and “Implications of Intellectual Property Right for Dynamic Gains from Trade” with Diego Valderrama. Her working papers for 2009 include the titles, “What’s on TV? An Analysis of Programming Offered by U.S. Cable and Broadcasting” with Gregory Crawford, and “The Market for Broadband” with James Prieger. She is also conducting two studies with Kei-Mu Yi involving South Korea and trade policy.

Professor Connolly has published and presented her ideas extensively. Her articles and papers have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of Industrial Organization, and Current Issues in Economics and Finance.

In 2011, Professor Connolly testified before Congress and participated in a White House panel on Spectrum Issues. She has been presenting her work at university seminars and international conferences since 1996. Some of her appearances were at the ACLP Advanced Communications 2009 Summit, where she was a panelist and moderator, at the conference on “Wireless Technologies: Enabling Innovation and Economic Growth”, where she served as a keynote panelist, and at the Martin H. Crego Lecture in Economics, an all college Lecture at Vassar College. In 2013 Professor Connolly was awarded a National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant, “Dollars for Hertz: Making Trustworthy Spectrum Sharing Technically and Economically Viable.”

Areas of Interest:

Growth
Technological Diffusion
International Trade
Human Capital
R&D
Intellectual Property Rights
Telecommunications Policy
Media Policy
Spectrum Policy

Keywords:

Growth • Technological Diffusion • International Trade • Human Capital • R&D • Intellectual Property Rights • Telecommunications Policy • Media Policy • Spectrum Policy

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Milenka Moschella  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Sá, N; Connolly, MP, An Economic Model of Tiered Spectrum Access (September, 2018)
  2. Connolly, M; Lim, E; Mitchell, F; Trivedi, A, The 2016 FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction (March, 2018)
  3. Connolly, MP; Sá, N; Zaman, A; Roark, C; Trivedi, A, The Evolution of U.S. Spectrum Values Over Time (February, 2018)
  4. Connolly, MP; Sá, N; Zaman, A; Roark, C; Trivedi, A, The Evolution of U.S. Spectrum Values Over Time, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper no. 247 (February, 2018)
  5. Jamison, MA; Connolly, MP; Faulhaber, GR; Hauge, JA; Prieger, JE, Economic Scholars' Summary of Economic Literature Regarding Title II Regulation of the Internet (July, 2017)
Conferences Organized

  • Program Committee Member : Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. September 2008 - September 2009, Program Committee Member : Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, September, 2008 - 2009  
  • Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Program Committee Member, September, 2007 - 2008  
  • AEA session, January 2000  

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