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Michael Ash, Chair

The Transformation Problem, Cyann Brolfe



Featured News

Congratulations to Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, whose January 2015 report A $15 U.S. Minimum Wage: How the Fast-Food Industry Could Adjust Without Shedding Jobs has been featured, discussed and/or cited in numerous media outlets, including NBC News, PBS Newshour, ABC40, Al Jazeera America, and Consumer Affairs, and has refuted claims that paying higher wages to fast-food workers would doom businesses, causing substantial job losses and decreases in profit.
Read the report .....


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 24, 4:00 pm
Political Economy Workshop
Nancy Folbre
"Care, Climate, Capitalism and Crisis"
919 Thompson Hall

Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm
Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC) Meeting

Interested in economics?  Like pizza? Come to a UEC Meeting!  The speaker this week will be John Stifler.
Machmer W21

March 24, 2015
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
4:00 pm
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building

Professor Gerald Epstein has been selected as one of the four UMass Amherst faculty members to deliver a lecture in the 40th year of the Series.  The title of his presentation is: When Big is Too Big: Do the Financial System's Social Benefits Justify Its Size?  Read more...

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