"Welcome to the Department of Economics at UMass Amherst.
Our department is committed to advancing, teaching, and applying social
science to understand and improve our economy and society. We aim
to provide our students and the public with tools for advancing social
justice and the Commonwealth."
Michael Ash, Chair
The Transformation Problem, Cyann Brolfe
Congratulations to Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, whose January 2015 report A $15 U.S. Minimum Wage: How the Fast-Food Industry Could Adjust Without Shedding Jobs has been featured, discussed and/or cited in numerous media outlets, including NBC News, PBS Newshour, ABC40,
Al Jazeera America, and Consumer Affairs, and has refuted claims that paying higher wages to fast-food workers would doom businesses, causing substantial job losses and decreases in profit.
Read the report .....
Tuesday, February 24, 4:00 pm
Political Economy Workshop
"Care, Climate, Capitalism and Crisis"
919 Thompson Hall
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm
Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC) Meeting
Interested in economics? Like pizza? Come to a UEC Meeting!
The speaker this week will be John Stifler.
March 24, 2015
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building
Professor Gerald Epstein has been selected as one of the four
UMass Amherst faculty members to deliver a lecture in the 40th year of
the Series. The title of his presentation is: When Big is Too
Big: Do the Financial System's Social Benefits Justify Its Size?
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