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Patrice Flynn
Patrice Flynn Ph.D.
Professor of Business and Economics
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Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Chicago
M.S.W., Catholic University of America



Professor Flynn is an economist specializing in global capitalism, labor markets and civil society. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a M.S.W. and B.A. in social work from The Catholic University of America. Prior to joining the Mount in 2010, she worked as a research associate and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University; senior vice president for finance and administration at Effat University in Saudi Arabia; labor economist at the Urban Institute; and vice president for research at Independent Sector in Washington, D.C.

Professor Flynn has an extensive publication record in academic journals, including the American Behavioral Scientist, and the Journal of the American Planning Association. She co-edited two books: Measuring the Impact of the Nonprofit Sector (Kluwer/Plenum Publishers) and Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing National Trends (Calvert Group), selected as one of Green Money Journal’s Socially Responsible Investing books of the year in 2006-07.

Her research and cultural interests have taken her to many corners of the globe, including India, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and much of North America.

Areas of Study

Global Capitalism, Labor Markets, Civil Society, and Autonomous Humanoid Robots


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