Tracy M. Collins
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., M.E., M.I.S, North Carolina State University
B.S., The University of Paderborn, Germany
Professor Collins's research focus is primarily in the field of Economic Growth and Development. She is currently researching the role that technology diffusion plays in a country’s pattern of growth as well as researching the effect that trade liberalization has on technology diffusion. She has investigated the transition of the Russian Federation from a centralized to a market economy, and she is especially interested in studying the opportunities for economic growth that exist in developing countries and emerging economies in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Working Papers and Current Research
“Technology Diffusion: a Catalyst for Innovation and Endogenous Growth,” working paper
“The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Technology Diffusion: The Case of Mexico,” working paper