Professor Ina Ganguli receives grants from the NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and from the Saudi Arabia Labor Market Research RFP sponsored by Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard's Kennedy School

Professor Ina Ganguli received a grant from the NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program's Innovation Policy Group for her project "The Long-Run Impacts of Patents on Inventors and Firms: Evidence from Patent Interferences."   This is a joint project with Jeffrey Lin of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
She also received a grant for the project "Information Interventions in HIgher Education: Developing Career Readiness in Saudi Arabia" from the Saudi Arabia Labor Market Research RFP sponsored by Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard's Kennedy School.  This is a joint project with Basit Zafar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  
 Congratulations, Ina!!

UMass Economics in the News

Gerald Epstein and Juan Montecino’s research featured in Huffington Post article “Over $100,000: How Much Big Finance Rips You Off”
By: sgilroy - July 26, 2016

From the Huffington Post article by Lynn Parramore (7/26/16): 
America’s financial system is broken for all but a few at the top — that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it’s hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.  Read more……

Leonce Ndikumana is lead author of new report on the impact of misinvoicing commodity exports from the developing world
By: sgilroy - July 19, 2016

Leonce Ndikumana, who is lead author of a new report on the impact of misinvoicing commodity exports from the developing world, especially from Africa, says the problem shouldn’t be seen as administrative mistakes. Instead, he says people in the commodities industry are manipulating the system. Read more: Financial Times article – Leonce Ndikumana

 

Professor David Kotz pens article “A Tough Time for Conventional Wisdom” on CommonDreams.org
By: sgilroy - July 13, 2016

Brexit, Bernie, Trump and many more protest and resistance movements show us that conventional wisdom isn’t always so wise in our current moment. That makes this moment an opportunity to address the deep inequalities of our global economic system, writes Prof. David Kotz.  Read more…..

A new report out of the Roosevelt Institute by Professor Jerry Epstein and Ph.D. student Juan Montecino looks at the role of finance in the U.S. economy
By: sgilroy - July 13, 2016

Professor Jerry Epstein and Ph.D. student Juan Montecino have just published a remarkable report on the role of finance in the U.S. economy.  A summary and link to the full report are at http://rooseveltinstitute.org/overcharged-high-cost-high-finance/

 

In the latest issue of Global Environmental Change, professor James K. Boyce joins Chinese researchers to analyze how air quality co-benefits could be incorporated into the design of the cap-and-trade system being introduced in Beijing and nearby regions
By: sgilroy - July 13, 2016

Reducing use of fossil fuels can not only helps to protect future generations from the threat of climate change but also to protect the present generation from the health costs of dirty air. In the latest issue of Global Environmental Change, professor James K. Boyce joins with Chinese researchers to analyze how air quality co-benefits could be incorporated into the design of the cap-and-trade system being introduced in Beijing and nearby regions.  Read more…..