Laura E. Connolly
- Academic Office Building 125
- 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 earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Alabama in 2018, and completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Connolly's broader research interests include labor economics, economics of gender, public policy, and applied microeconomics. Her current work examines the role of gender in the labor market, and how public policies or economic shocks impact labor market outcomes across different populations. She also serves as the campus advisor to the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, boating, and watching college football and basketball games.
- Labor Economics
- Economic Decision Analysis
- Microeconomic Theory
- Labor Economics
- Economics of Gender
- Public Policy
- Applied Microeconomics
- Connolly, L. E., Connolly, J., & Yang, K. (working paper). Is There a Glass Cliff in Municipal Management? Examining the Hiring and Departure of Female City Managers.
- Brummund, P., & Connolly, L. E. (working paper). Labor Market Dynamics and Trade with China: The Case of Brazil.
- Brummund, P., & Connolly, L. E. (2019). Who Creates Stable Jobs? Evidence from Brazil. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 81(3), 540–563. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12273
- Connolly, L. E., & Sheehan, A. (2018). Evaluating the Impact of the Labor Market Conditions Index on Labor Market Forecasts. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 22(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1515/snde-2016-0102