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Joseph Connors
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University


I currently live in Winston Salem, NC. My life as an economist is a second career for me. Before economics and academia I was an electrical engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area at various companies—Trimble Navigation, Stanford Telecom/Newbridge Networks/Alcatel (yes, we were bought out twice!), nBand Communications, and ECM.

I enjoy teaching at Wake Forest University. My current research interests are: 1) how economic and political institutions impact the poor in the developing world and 2) the political economy of rent seeking. Other areas of interest are public economics and financial and monetary economics.


224 Kirby Hall, Box 7505, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, 27106
connorjs@wfu.edu