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Diane Flaherty

Diane Flaherty
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(413) 545-4703


Ph.D., New York University, 1978.  Dissertation title: Self-Management and Regional Income Inequality in Yugoslavia.
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, 1968

professional experience

Chair, Department of Economics, 2000-2003 and 2004-2009
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978-present
Visiting Researcher, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, South Africa, 1995 and 1997
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Durban-Westville, Westville, South Africa, 1993
Visiting Associate Professor, Economics Department, University of Notre-Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1990
Research Fellow, Project on Shop Floor Bargaining, Kings’ College Research Center, Kings’ College, Cambridge, England, 1984

research interests

Political Economy, Comparative Economic Systems, Labor Process and Organization of Work, Globalization and Location Decisions of Firms.


Political Economy, Comparative Economic Systems, Regional Economics, Microeconomics

professional activities

Associate Editor, Cambridge Journal of Economics

Selected publications

Flaherty, Diane (2008) 'Radical Economics' in Stephen Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, editors The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (London: Palgrave, MacMillan), forthcoming May 2008.

Flaherty, Diane (2007) 'Sweatshops' in William Darity, editor International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition) Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

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