Faculty Member Carol Heim Receives 2016 SBS Outstanding Teaching Award

Economist Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.Heim has an extensive teaching record in both the department of economics and the School of Public Policy (formerly the Center for Public Policy and Administration) and has offered four different undergraduate courses on economic history and macroeconomics as well as two graduate economic history courses.  She is also the Director of the Economics Undergraduate Research Assistant (EURA) program.

Candidates for the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award are nominated by their peers and selected by the SBS Instructional Innovation Committee.

Kudos to Carol Heim!

 

UMass Economics in the News

Deepankar Basu’s research with Debarshi Das on employment elasticity in India has been covered by the Indian Press
By: sgilroy - April 1, 2016

Read the recent Economic and Political Weekly paper by Deepankar Basu , economist at UMass Amherst and Debarshi Das of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati .

Robert Pollin and James Boyce of PERI comment in Moyers & Company news story on the development of a renewable energy economy
By: sgilroy - March 24, 2016

Robert N. Pollin, economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), and James Boyce, economics and PERI, comment in a news story about how development of a renewable energy economy would produce jobs, reduce pollution and help reduce income inequality. (Billmoyers.com, 3/17/16)

 

The work of economists Deepankar Basu and Amit Basole on the calorie consumption puzzle in India is cited in newspaper article “Cultural norms, Veblen effect and malnutrition”
By: sgilroy - March 14, 2016

The work of economists Deepankar Basu and Amit Basole on the calorie consumption puzzle in India was referred to in the Mint on Sunday newspaper article “Cultural norms, Veblen effect and malnutrition” by Sumit Mishra.  Read article.

 

 

Paper by Deepankar Basu and graduate student Kartik Misra on the 2014 General Elections in India referred to in recent feature article in Indian media
By: sgilroy - March 14, 2016

A paper by faculty member Deepankar Basu and graduate student Kartik Misra on the 2014 General Elections in India was referred to in the article “Youth and the Political Economy of Dissent,” published recently in Mint on Sunday/Economics Express.  Read the article.

 

 

Article co-authored by James K. Boyce, Klara Zwickl, and Michael Ash published in Ecological Economics
By: sgilroy - March 14, 2016

James K. Boyce, Klara Zwickl, and Michael Ash co-authored the article “Measuring_Environmental_Inequality,” which was recently published in Ecological Economics.
Alternative measures of environmental inequality in the 50 U.S. states are presented vis-à-vis exposure to industrial air pollution.