It might come as a surprise, but poverty rates in the developing world are dropping dramatically. In fact, economic growth in developing nations has far outpaced the growth of high income countries. Thus, not only has the world experienced a historic reduction in poverty over the last twenty-five years, but global income today is much more equal than at any time in the last 100 years. Join Acton for a lively pub lecture on the good news about poverty alleviation.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Joseph Connors is an assistant professor of economics in the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College where he is also a fellow of the Center for Free Enterprise. He teaches microeconomics, micro theory, and the philosophy of business. His research interests are how economic and political institutions impact the poor in the developing world and the political economy of rent seeking. He is also the co-creator of “Oikonomia: Economics for Life and Purpose,” a high school economics course for the home school market. Dr. Connors is a research fellow for The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. Before his career in economics, Dr. Connors was an electrical engineer and helped found the Robotic Systems Laboratory at Santa Clara University and worked for various firms in Silicon Valley.