An economics professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently chaired two panels at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference.
Abdul B. Pathan, an ex-officio director of the association, chaired a panel session in which he presented his paper "Making the Principles of Economics Class Interesting to Your Students."
He also chaired and was a discussant on a "Student Session" panel that featured papers written by five university students.
A 26-year faculty member at Penn College, Pathan holds a doctorate from the University of Houston and master's degrees from Williams College in Massachusetts and Dhaka University in Bangladesh.
The PEA is a professional association of economists and allied social scientists in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. More than 70 papers were presented and discussed at its 2013 annual conference, held at University of Scranton. The event attracts economists not only from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, but also from other countries. In addition, noted economists from business, government, academia and the Federal Reserve System address conference sessions.