Vamsi Vakulabharanam co-authors op-ed in The Wire on India's Latest Election

What Did India Really Vote For?: Did the BJP/NDA secure a mandate to refashion India along the lines of Hindu-majoritarian nationalism? The answer has to be negative given the evidence.

The recently concluded election produced a puzzling outcome. During the tenure of the National Democratic Alliance government (NDA-II), the Indian economy significantly under-performed, heightening the distress of millions of farmers, raising unemployment and increasing the insecurity of workers in the informal sector. Read more...

Distinguished Professor Robert N. Pollin Comments in Vice

The Radical Plan to Save the Planet: The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?

In 1972, a team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, a report that predicted what would happen to human civilization as the economy and population continued to grow. What their computer simulation found was pretty straightforward: On a planet of finite resources, infinite exponential growth isn’t possible. Eventually, non-renewable resources, like oil, would run out. Read more...

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

Doug Cliggott, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was featured in WalletHub’s recent piece about hedge funds. (WalletHub, 6/4/19)

 

 

Did the BJP/NDA secure a mandate to refashion India along the lines of Hindu-majoritarian nationalism? The answer has to be negative given the evidence writes Vamsi Vakulabharanam, economcis, and how the recently concluded election produced a puzzling outcome. (The Wire, 5/5/2019)