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Joseph A. Petry

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Clinical Professor of Economics and Finance

Research Interests

Economic Development, Economic Education, Macroeconomics, and Business Statistics


Economics, University of Illinois, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Economics Statistics Course-packet, LAD Publishing (2004-Present)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics Course-packet, LAD Publishing (2007-Present)
  • Economics 173 Course-packet, Stipes Publishing (2002, 2003)
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly Updates for Fixed Income and Equity Clients on Economic Outlook (1995-2001)
  • Argentina Fixed Income Investment Guide, CSFB (2001)
  • Latin American Fixed Income Investment Guide, Citigroup (1999)
  • Latin America Local Currency Investment Guide, Citigroup (1998)
  • "Finding Relative Value in Emerging Markets," with Hargis and Trebat, Emerging Markets Quarterly, Volume II, Number 2 (Summer 1998)
  • "Transnational Corporations, The Neo-Liberal Agenda and Regional Integration," with Bannister and Primo-Braga, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (1994)
  • Latin America: The Crisis of the Eighties and the Opportunities of the Nineties. Editor, with Baer and Simpson, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (1991)

Positions Held

  • Clinical Professor, University of Illinois 2001 to present
  • Sr. Economist and Strategist, Latin America, Credit Suisse First Boston, 1999-2001
  • Chief Economist, Latin America, Citigroup, 1996-1999
  • Economist and Vice President, Latin America, Chemical Bank, 1995-1996.
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University, 1995-2000
  • Senior Economist, Eaton Corporation, 1992-1994
  • Adjunct Professor, John Carroll University, 1992-1994
  • Economist, GM Corporation, Allison Transmission Division, 1991-1992
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Consistently Ranked as Excellent in Student Surveys, 1986-1991, 2001-present
  • Champaign Park District Commissioner, 2003 to 2014
  • Best Latin America Local Currency Research, Runner-up. Institutional Investor Magazine, 1998
  • Best Fixed Income Research, Venezuela. Latin Finance Magazine, 1998
  • Second Place. Demarest Award for Excellence in Teaching (University of Illinois), 1989

Academic Service and Select Activities

  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Economics. 2001-present
  • Commissioner, Champaign Park District Commissioner, 2003-2014
  • Chairman, Illinois Association of Park Districts, 2014
  • Chairman, National Association of Business Economists, International Roundtable, 1996-1998

Teaching and Research Interests

Enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate economics, finance and statistics and is interested in economic development, financial markets and real estate.

  • BADM 572 Statistics for Management Decision Making (syllabus).
  • FIN 502 Quantitative Methods for Finance (syllabus)
  • MBA 501 Managerial Economics (syllabus)
  • ECON 303 Intermediate Macroeconomics (syllabus)
  • ECON 203 Economic Statistics II (syllabus)
  • ECON 103 Macroeconomic Principles (syllabus)