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Joseph Connors
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Academic Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University, Fall 2013–
Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Political Science, Duke University, Fall 2011–2013.


Academic Affiliations

Research Fellow, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2012–


Education

Ph.D. Economics, Florida State University, 2011
    Dissertation: "Global Poverty: The Role of Economic Freedom, Democracy and Foreign Aid", Adviser: James Gwartney
M.S. Economics, Florida State University, 2009
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2005


Primary Fields and Teaching Interests

Research: Institutions and Development, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics.
Teaching: Development, Econometrics, Political Economy.

Chapters

"Economic Freedom and Global Poverty" (with J. D. Gwartney). In Mark D. White, ed., Accepting the Invisible Hand. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010.


Publications (non-peer reviewed)

"The Crash of 2008: Causes and Lessons to Be Learned" (with J. D. Gwartney). Social Education. 73(2) 2009: 63-67.


Policy Papers and Book Reviews

"Cronyism, Economic Freedom, and Human Flourishing," Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, forthcoming.

"Economic Freedom and the Path to Flourishing," (with Anne Bradley), Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2013.

"A Christian Perspective on Income Mobility," Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2013.

"Review of Free Our Markets: A Citizens' Guide to Essential Economics by Howard Jr. Baetjer," Independent Review, forthcoming.

"The Scope of Government and the Wealth of Nations Revisited" (with S. W. Norton). Hastert Center Public Policy Series, August 2012.


Working Papers

"Economic Institutions and Global Poverty"

"Economic Freedom, Democracy, and Economic Performance"

"Institutional Change through Market Exchange"

"The Supporting Role of Democracy in Reducing Global Poverty"


Conference Presentations and Workshops

2013    Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL.
2013    Public Choice Society, New Orleans, LA.
2012    Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Santiago, Chile.
2012    Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA.
2012    Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV.
2012    Public Choice Society, Miami, FL.
2012    Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.
2011    Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC.
2011    Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, The Bahamas.
2011    Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tampa, FL.
2010    Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA.
2010    Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.
2009    Association of Private Enterprise Education, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2009    Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tampa, FL.
2009    Southern Economic Association, San Antonio, TX.
2008    Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC.
2008    Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.


Other Presentations

2012    King's College, London, U.K.
2012    A New Way of Teaching ECO151, Greensboro, NC.
2011    Society for Politics, Economics, and the Law, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.


Teaching

Introduction to Economics, Wake Forest University, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
Introduction to Political Economy, Duke University, Spring 2012, 2013.
Intermediate Microeconomics, Florida State University, Summer 2010.


Other Professional Activities

Collaborator in creation of economics for non-majors course. The course is used in both online and traditional classes. It is currently taught at Florida State University, Northern Michigan University, and Wake Tech Community College in North Carolina.


Research and Teaching Assistant Positions

Research Assistant for James Gwartney, Florida State University, 2008-2009 and 2011.
BB&T Dissertation Fellow, Florida State University, 2010.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Florida State University, 2007-2008.


Awards and Achievements

Association of Private Enterprise Education annual meetings - Young Scholar award, 2009 and 2011.

James H. Gapinski Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Among First-year Graduate Students, Florida State University, 2008.

Best of Interdisciplinary Design, Senior Design Competition, Santa Clara University, 1998.

Co-founder of the Robotic Systems Laboratory at Santa Clara University - formerly SCREEM Lab, 1997-1998.


Consulting

Cengage Learning
Created powerpoint slides to accompany Economics: Private and Public Choice, 13th edition, by Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, and Macpherson, 2009.

Evans Consulting
Assisted on report for Altria Corportation, "Dedicated State Tobacco Excise Tax Revenues - FY2007," (with William M. Doerner, Tonya R. Eldreth, A. J. Gavila, John. D. Gibson, David. G. McCaleb, and J. D. Spagnola), 2008.


Work Experience

Senior Project Engineer, Engine Control and Monitoring, Sunnyvale, CA, 2003-2007.

Member Technical Staff, nBand Communications, Mountain View, CA, 2000-2001.

Hardware Engineer, Alcatel, Milpitas, CA, 2000.

Hardware Engineer, Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, CA, 1998-1999.