Assistant Professor of Economics
Matt E. Ryan is an Associate Professor of Economics at Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Ryan has taught courses in Principles-level Micro- and Macroeconomics, Global Economics and International Economics. He also runs the Economic Research Colloquium.
Professor Ryan received his Ph.D in Economics from West Virginia University in 2009 and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 2001.
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