UMass Magazine Spotlights Professor Léonce Ndikumana in "From Africa, For Africa"


FROM AFRICA, FOR AFRICA:  BORN POOR IN BURUNDI, PROFESSOR LÉONCE NDIKUMANA EXPOSES THE INTERNATIONAL EXPLOITATION OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

The economic ransacking of Sub-Saharan Africa by foreign nations and viciously corrupt internal forces began centuries ago and goes on unabated. Global economic structural factors, abetted by complicit domestic policies, ensure a relentless outflow of capital from African nations and make it difficult for them to raise development financing. Read more....

UMass Economics in the News

An article about the rising cost of health insurance premiums, coupled with increased co-pays, deductibles and other expenses, quotes Gerald Friedman, economics, who says people often don’t notice the declining quality of their health insurance until they need it. (The Herald News [Fall River], 5/14/19)

Professor emerita Nancy Folbre is one of eight economists quoted in a story about how to close the gender pay gap. Folbre says stronger social insurance, including paid family leave, more public subsidies for care of children and the elderly, changes in the length of the school day, and Medicare for All are some ways to close the gap. (CNBC,  5/9/19)