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Dennis O. Flynn

Dennis FlynnHaving taught Economics at Pacific since 1979, I have published over 50 scholarly articles, authored/edited 11 volumes, and am co-General Editor of a 17-volume series published out of London.

A specialist in global economic history, my research has focused largely on monetary history from the 16th through 18th centuries. Underlying most of this historical work is an unconventional model—a "Unified Theory of Prices"—that I co-developed in the 1980s (with University of the Pacific mathematical economist Kerry W. Doherty, deceased 1990); I plan to spend the rest of my career developing the UTP model.

Personal research has led directly to development of two upper-division seminar offerings, "Globalization History" and "Wealth and Debt." I also enjoy regularly teaching Econ 51—a microeconomics/macroeconomics introductory course for non-majors—because I believe that all intelligent laypeople should possess a sound basic understanding of economic theory and policy.

Economics is a difficult field of study to master. I feel fortunate to belong to an outstanding Economics Department that challenges students to rise to national and international standards. Our graduates compete successfully at prestigious graduate programs throughout the world, as well as in diverse careers directly upon graduation.

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Dennis O. Flynn, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Economics


University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211