Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University to Award 2017 Annual Leontief Prize to Professor James K. Boyce

James K. Boyce will be awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in March 2017.  This year's award, titled "Economics, Equity, and the Environment," recognizes researchers for ground-breaking theoretical and applied work that has effectively integrated ecological, developmental, and justice-oriented approaches into the field of economics.

Kudos to you, Jim!
 

UMass Economics in the News

Mark Paul opinion piece “A Job for Everyone” in U.S. News & World Report
By: econnews - October 11, 2016

Read Mark Paul’s opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report:  A Job for Everyone: A federal job guarantee is a good All-American policy

Mark Paul and Anastasia Wilson co-author “Profiting Off Debt” in Jacobin magazine
By: econnews - October 11, 2016

Mark Paul and Anastasia Wilson discuss how federal student loans facilitate a pernicious profit motive in higher education.  Read more……

Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Peter Arno of PERI are interviewed about their new report “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty”
By: econnews - October 7, 2016

Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Peter S. Arno, Political Economy Research Institute, are interviewed about their new report, “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty.” They say there are about 6.4 million children under age 18 who benefit from Social Security or about 9 percent of children in the U.S. They also say there would be a dramatic rise in poverty rates for children if those benefits were removed. (The Real News Network, 9/12/16)

M.V. Lee Badgett says new findings that show married male same-sex couples earn on average $52K more than married lesbian couples, and $63K more than married straight couples, is due to the gender pay gap
By: econnews - October 7, 2016

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and public policy and administration, says new findings that show married male same-sex couples earn an average of $176,000, $52,000 more than married lesbian couples and $63,000 more than married straight couples, is due to the gender pay gap. Badgett says in heterosexual couples, the pay gap affects only one partner, while in same-sex couples it has an impact on both people. She also says the higher earnings for lesbian couples is likely due to the fact that most same-sex couples live on the coasts or in urban areas of the country. (New York Times, 9/12/16)

Vamsi Vakulabharanam discusses strike by an estimated 150-180 million workers in India to protest government’s efforts to “open” India to global trade and roll back labor rights
By: econnews - October 7, 2016

Vamsi Vakulabharanam, economics, discusses a strike by an estimated 150 million to 180 million workers in India to protest the government’s efforts to “open” India to global trade and roll back labor rights. (Dissent, 9/16/16)