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

I’ve spent decades studying US health care. Time to get real: Medicare for All is the only reasonable path to controlling costs and covering everyone writes Gerald Friedman, economics, in USA Today.




The lead opinion piece in The Hindu (Indian Newspaper), “The Governance Dashboard: The BJP Regime and its Promises,” makes visible the failures of BJP regime, writes Vamsi Vakulabharanam, economics and Sripad Motiram (UMass, Boston). This article draws from the recent book ” A Quantum Leap in the Wrong Direction?” edited by Rohit Azad, Shouvik Chakraborty (UMass PERI), Srinivasan Ramani and Dipa Sinha.