Dr. Patrick M. Crowley Professor

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"I truly believe that learning is a lifelong pastime that enriches you as you move through the stages of living on our amazing planet."

  • Ph.D. in Economics and Statistics – McGill University, 1995
  • M.Sc. in Quantitative Economics – University of Bristol, 1984
  • B.Sc. in Economics – University of Bristol, 1982
  • International economist and macroeconomist
  • Visiting Research Scholar at the Bank of Finland in Helsinki, Finland, for the 2004-05 academic year with repeat visits for many summers, with the last in 2019
  • Currently writing a textbook about international business economics
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  • Which class(es) do you teach online?

    ECON 5335: International Economics

  • What's the value of an MBA for today's professionals?

    To me, the value of an MBA is that it demonstrates understanding of the economic and societal context in which business operates, and how businesses manage resources, innovate products and processes and generally create wealth in our society.

  • What's the best advice you could give your students?

    Read the materials, watch the videos and then give some time for the material to sink in, as economics isn't always the most obvious and easy of subjects to learn. If in doubt, always ask!

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in business or management?

    I believe that the combination of vision, strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and effective communication give rise to particularly successful business people.

  • How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

    Positive effects: increased access, locational freedom. Negative effects: less human interaction, more self-motivation required.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    Because it's part of my job description! Seriously, I became an academic because I really enjoy imparting knowledge to minds that are eager to learn and observe the world around them. I truly believe that learning is a lifelong pastime that enriches you as you move through the stages of living on our amazing planet.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    I am the Finance Director of the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society, so I meet all the professional classical musicians who come through Corpus Christi to perform at our concerts.

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