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Robert Pollin

Robert Pollin
Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of PERI
916 Thompson and 313 Gordon Hall 
(413) 577-0819



Ph.D., New School for Social Research (1982)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1972)

professional experience

Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1998-present
Professor of Economics, University of California-Riverside, 1982-98

research interests

Macroeconomics, finance, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, clean-energy economics


Macroeconomics; applied econometrics

honors & awards

Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Service Award (2011), University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Convocation Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity (2009), University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture (2008), University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Distinguished Outreach Professor (2006), University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California-Riverside (1983)

professional activities

Consultancies with:
     U.S. Department of Energy (2009-11)
     International Labour Organization (2010)
     United Nations Industrial Development Organization (2012-)
Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for European Commission Project on Financialization, Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development (FESSUD--2012 - )


Surdna Foundation
Stoneman Foundation

Selected publications

Back To Full Employment (MIT, 2012).

A Measure Of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (Cornell, 2008).

An Employment-Targeted Economic Program For South Africa (Edward Elgar, 2007).
Green Recovery (Center for American Progress 2008).

"Austerity is Not a Solution: Why the Deficit Hawks are Wrong," Challenge (2010).
"U.S. Government Deficits and Debt Amid the Great Recession," Cambridge Journal of Economics (2012).

"Public Policy, Community Ownership and Clean Energy," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (2013).

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