Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 9

Please join the Economics Department for the Distinguished Faculty Lecture to be presented by Professor Léonce Ndikumana on April 9 titled 'Capital Flight from Africa: Is the World Genuinely Ready for Action?'

Professor Ndikumana will be presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed to faculty by the campus, at the conclusion of the lecture.Free and open to all. Reception follows the lecture.


Eunjung Lee is the co-author of a new study on the 'motherhood penalty'

Eunjung Lee, PhD candidate in Economics, is part of a research team along with Joya Misra, UMass Amherst Sociology and Marta Murray-Close, Research Economist that confirms that women with children earn less in the workforce, despite gains in education and experience over the past 30 years.

UMass Economics in the News

Katherine A. Moos, economics, is interviewed about a new paper she has written for the Political Economy Research Institute that tracks how labor taxes and transfers have evolved during the last 60 years. (The Real News Network, 2/9/18)

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in several news stories about efforts in California and Maine to establish single payer health care systems. Pollin is also interviewed about how unregulated financial markets have created a bubble in the stock market that is now starting to deflate with sharp drops. (The Real News Network, 2/9/18; Healthcare Finance, 2/8/18; Capital Public Radio, The Free Press [Maine], 2/7/18)