Professor Connel Fullenkamp, Ph.D.

Professor Connel Fullenkamp
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
I love that the The Great Courses gives me a chance I wouldn’t otherwise have to teach people who love to learn. I really enjoy the challenge of putting together courses that are engaging and useful!

Professor Connel Fullenkamp is Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Duke University. He teaches financial economics courses, such as corporate finance, as well as core courses, such as economic principles. In addition to teaching, he serves as a consultant for the Duke Center for International Development. Prior to joining the Duke faculty in 1999, Professor Fullenkamp was a faculty member in the Department of Finance within the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Professor Fullenkamp earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Michigan State University. In addition to receiving the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, he was named one of the university's Alumni Distinguished Scholars. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees in Economics from Harvard University, where he was also awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Professor Fullenkamp's areas of interest include financial market development and regulation, economic policy, and immigrant remittances. His work has appeared in a number of prestigious academic journals, including the Review of Economic Dynamics, The Cato Journal, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He also does consulting work for the IMF Institute at the International Monetary Fund, training government officials around the world. He is a member of the IMF Institute's finance team, whose purpose is to train central bankers and other officials in financial market regulation, focusing on derivatives and other new financial instruments. In recognition of his teaching excellence, Professor Fullenkamp has received Duke University's Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award as well as the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award. Along with Sunil Sharma, Professor Fullenkamp won the third annual ICFR-Financial Times Research Prize for their paper on international financial regulation.


"Dr. Fullenkamp gives clear and comprehensive explanations of the terms and strategies used in the investing world so that I feel I can now navigate the forest of jargon with more confidence."

43 Courses and Sets

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43 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Economics of Uncertainty & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Economics of Uncertainty & Understanding Investments

    Connel Fullenkamp
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of your financial future with this set of courses. First, learn how to plan for and weather uncertain financial situations with The Economics of Uncertainty. Then, discover the tools you need for building and maintaining your financial resources with Understanding Investments.
  2. (Set) Your Guide to Investing Set

    (Set) Your Guide to Investing

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $864.80 Starting at $864.80 $999.80 $864.80$999.80
    Whether you're managing your own wealth or delegating the task to a professional, financial knowledge is crucial to your family's future well-being. What is the best strategy for investing? How do economists make high stakes decisions? What factors influence the stock market? How did capitalism develop and how does it compare to other economic systems around the world? Our great professors answer these questions and...
  3. Crashes and Crises & Understanding Investments Set

    Crashes and Crises & Understanding Investments

    Connel Fullenkamp
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    With this two-course set, you’ll discover that when it comes to investing, forewarned is forearmed. Study past swindles, bankruptcies, and meltdowns so you aren’t the next victim with Crashes and Crises: Lessons from a History of Financial Disasters. Then, improve and enhance your investment skills to have a positive impact on your finances and, in turn, your life goals with Understanding Investments.