Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
A.B, Economics, Princeton University, 1991
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass-Amherst, 2011-
Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass-Amherst, 2005-2011
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass-Amherst, 1999-2005
Princeton Project 55 Fellow, Trenton Office of Policy Studies, Trenton, NJ
Staff Labor Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-1996.
Environment, Health, Health Disparities, Labor
honors & awards
Wayne F. Placek Award, American Psychological Foundation (2002)
2011 Collaborative Research on the Correlates and Consequences of Risks from Airborne
Toxics: Dynamic Spatial Analysis." National Science Foundation (Two-year project, total
budget $338,548; UMass budget $90,370). Principal Investigator Paul Mohai, University of
Michigan; Ash is a Co-PI.
2010 Economic Impact of Spending on Public Higher Education in Massachusetts." Ash is
Principal Investigator on research grant from the Massachusetts Society of Professors.
2010 An assessment methodology for differential impact on environmental justice populations of
releases of industrial toxics to water in Massachusetts." Ash is Principal Investigator on U.S.
Geological Survey's Water Resources Annual Institute Program for Fiscal Year 2010. $5,000.
2007 Hospital Unions, Staffing, Wages, and Patient Safety," Principal Investigator Joanne Spetz,
UCSF, National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01. Ash is a sub-contractor with a three-year
budget of $144,256.
2011 Joanne Spetz, Michael Ash, Charalampos Konstantinidis, and Carolina Herrera.
of unions on the distribution of wages of hospital-employed registered nurses in the United
States." Journal of Clinical Nursing Jan;20(1-2):60-7.
2010 Michael Ash and James Boyce. "Measuring Corporate Environmental Justice Performance."
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 238
2008. Sanjiv Gupta and Michael Ash. "Whose Money, Whose Time? A
Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Time Spent on Housework in the
United States.'' Feminist Economics.
2007. Michael Ash and M. V. Lee Badgett. "Separate and Unequal: The
Effect of Unequal Access to Employment-Based Health Insurance on
Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples.'' Contemporary Economic Policy.
2006. Michael Ash and Sylvia Brandt. "Disparities in Asthma
Hospitalization in Massachusetts,'' American Journal of Public Health.
2004. Michael Ash and Jean Ann Seago, "The Effect of Registered
Nurses' Unions on Heart Attack Mortality?'' Industrial and Labor
2004. Michael Ash and T. Robert Fetter. "Who Lives on the Wrong
Side of the Environmental Tracks? Evidence from the EPA's Risk
Screening Environmental Indicators Model,'' Social Science Quarterly.