Dr. Michaël Bonnal


UC Foundation Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Michaël Bonnal

"Study from week one, have a social life, engage with your instructor, enjoy your life as a college student."

Dr. Michaël Bonnal is a UC Foundation Associate Professor of Economics. He has expertise in a variety of areas, including Labor Economics and Economic Growth.

Degrees held:

  • PhD in Economics — The University of Alabama
  • MA in Economics — The University of Alabama
  • MBA — The University of Louisiana Monroe

Career highlights:

Dr. Bonnal has expertise in Labor Economics, Economic Growth and Economic Development. He is published many times over, including reports and manuscripts on Employer Benefits Surveys, Counties and State Labor Profiles, Underemployment, Labor Standards, Labor Employment Dynamics, but also Political Institutions and Economic Development/Growth and Trade. He has also recently published research in Business Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Labor Research, and the Review of Regional Studies.

Dr. Bonnal has taught the following classes: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Concepts in Economics, Labor Economics, Game Theory, Economic Growth and Economic Development.

Why did you start teaching?

For my love of economics, and my desire to transmit economics knowledge.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Relax, and live in the moment.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Study from week one, have a social life, engage with your instructor, enjoy your life as a college student.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Candide by Voltaire

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

Caring personality, respect for others' views and opinions, someone who can listen and be compassionate.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

Budget cuts and its effects on the quality of higher education.

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