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Michael Salemi

Macroeconomic Theory,
Monetary Economics


Michael Salemi is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis. Salemi is the author of more than forty published articles in macroeconomics, domestic and international monetary theory, and economic education. His recent projects deal with optimal monetary policy, strategies for reforming the college-level principles of economics course, and using discussion of classic and current articles to teach undergraduate economics.

Salemi has been involved with teacher education since 1974. In recent years, he was chair of the Committee on Economic Education of the American Economic Association. He is currently co-PI for an AEA-NSF project to promote interactive teaching strategies in college-level economics courses. He was awarded the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction by the University of North Carolina in 1987 and again in 2004, the Bower Medal by the National Council on Economic Education in 1998, and the Villard Research Award by the Association of Economic Educators in 2001.