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Michael Ash, Chair

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Featured News

We welcome new Assistant Professor Ina Ganguli to the Economics Department!

Ina is also a core faculty member of the Computational Social Science Institute (CSSI).  Before coming to UMass, Ina was an Assistant Professor at SITE at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, and she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Business School-Harvard Medical School Innovation Lab.  Ina's primary research areas are labor economics and the economics of science and innovation. Her recent research has focused on the migration of high-skill workers, gender disparities in the labor market, the motivations of social entrepreneurs and the formation of scientific collaborations.  Read more…..

Upcoming Events

January 20 - April 29
Continuing and Professional Education
Spring Session

The Department of Economics is offering Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, The Great Recession: 2008-?, Money and Banking, and Writing in Economics online during the spring session. Click here for course offerings and registration: Economics Department Spring Session Courses

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