Laura E. Connolly

Laura E Connolly


  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business
  • PhD, Economics, University of Alabama
  • BA, Mathematics/Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Laura Connolly is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Michigan Technological University. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Alabama in 2018. Dr. Connolly’s broader research interests include labor economics, international trade, and applied microeconomics. Her current work examines a variety of employment dynamics in Brazil, including what types of firms create stable jobs and the impact of increased trade with China on labor market outcomes and dynamics. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, walking, and watching college football and basketball games.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • International Trade

Research Interests

  •  Labor Economics
  • Impacts of International Trade on Labor Market Outcomes
  • Economics of Gender