Patrick Conway

Initial Publication Date: March 6, 2009
Patrick Conway

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Gardner Hall, CB 3305
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3305

Phone:919 966 5376

Background Information

I'm a graduate of Georgetown University (BSFS) and Princeton University (MPA, Ph.D. Economics), with a break in between to serve in the Peace Corps in Cote D'Ivoire. I have been a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1984, and am currently the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Economics.

My research interests are in issues of international economics, especially as applied to developing countries. These are also the subjects of the courses I usually teach.

For the past 15 years, I have periodically collaborated with the AEA Committee on Economics Education to offer workshops for economics faculty members on active learning techniques and the use of case method with undergraduates. I have presented similar workshops on college campuses and at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.

Related Pedagogical Projects

In 2008, I served as founding director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, a new organization on the UNC campus designed to combine assistance to faculty in instruction holistically with assistance in research and leadership activities. Through this I was able to participate in a great deal of innovative support for instructional improvement on campus. I've also coordinated our Teacher Training Program in Economics for graduate students entering the classroom, or teaching their own class, for the first time.

On the national scale, I've acted as resource person on case teaching for the Teaching Innovations Program (TIP).