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Patrick Conway is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been on the faculy of UNC since 1983. He has taught courses in introductory economics, international economics, development economics and macroeconomics both to undergraduates and to graduate students. Among his other honors, he was awarded the William C. Friday/Class of 1986 Award in 2001 and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professorship between 2007 and 2012.

His research has focused upon the international aspects of trade and finance with developing countries. He is the author of three books and many refereed journal articles. His current research interests include the impact of IMF lending programs on developing-country welfare, the development of financial markets in transition economies, and the impact on US workers of US textiles and apparel imports. He served in the Peace Corps in Cote d’Ivoire in 1975-1977, and as a special assistant to the US Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs in 1980-81. He has served as an international and macroeconomic expert on World Bank missions to Morocco, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Belarus and has twice been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund.

He attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC as an undergraduate and received his BSFS degree in 1975. He received an MPA degree in 1979 and a PhD in Economics in 1984 from Princeton University.


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    Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill