UMass Economics in the News

A fact-checking column in The New York Times looks at the various claims made by political candidates about the overall costs and benefits of Medicare for All. The story notes that Gerald C. Friedman, economics, has estimated that a single-payer system would cost about $24 trillion. (New York Times, 11/9/19)

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, says Australia could implement a Green New Deal program for about $45 billion per year, or around 2.5% of GDP for the next 10 years. (Jacobin magazine, 11/4/19)