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Biographical Info of Connel Fullenkamp

Connel R. Fullenkamp is Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Economics Department at Duke University. He joined the Duke faculty in 1999. Along with his professorship, he has also served as consultant for the Duke Center for International Development since 2003. He has also been a visiting scholar and consultant at the IMF Institute of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. since 1999. In this role, he has designed training courses in financial regulation for the IMF Institute and then taught these courses to groups of government officials around the world, working alongside IMF economists. Professor Fullenkamp earned his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1987 and his M.A. from Harvard University in 1989. He also earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1992, after which he became an assistant professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Notre Dame until 1999.

Professor Fullenkamp specializes in economic policy, financial market development, and regulation of financial markets. He has conducted his recent research on creating a framework for financial market development as well as improving the structure and conduct of financial market regulation. He has also done significant research on migrant worker remittances, especially the impact of immigrant remittances on macroeconomic performance such as economic growth. A common theme throughout his research has been to study how risks are shared and managed, and how to design policies that improve the management of risk, particularly in the financial markets. His work has been published in a number of prestigious academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Review of Economic Dynamics, The Cato Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and The IMF Staff Papers.

For his excellent work as a teacher and researcher, Professor Fullenkamp has received numerous honors. He was given the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2005 by the Duke University Alumni Association and was nominated for the award each year from 2000-2004. He also earned the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Notre Dame College of Business in 1998. Before beginning his teaching career, he received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 1985 and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 1988.

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