Heim to Speak in Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Carol HeimProfessor Carol Heim will speak as part of the UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, an honor that includes the awarding of a Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed on UMass Amherst faculty. 

Heim will deliver her talk, “Who Pays, Who Benefits, Who Decides? Property Developers and the Political Economy of Urban Growth,” on Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall, Old Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UMass Economics in the News

A story about national minimum wage proposals references research by Arindrajit Dube, economics, and colleagues that found raising the minimum wage is not a disincentive in hiring. (NPR, 4/23/19)

Something unusual has just happened. The current Economic Report of the President (March 2019; henceforth Economic Report) has devoted one full chapter to attacking socialism, under the title “Markets versus Socialism.”[1]The only intellectually honest part of the Economic Report is the reason given for allocating no less than 45 pages to socialism writes E. Ahmet Tonak, economics.