Ph.D., New School for
Social Research (1982)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1972)
Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute
(PERI), University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
Professor of Economics, University of
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)
U.S. Department of Energy
International Labour Organization (2010)
Industrial Development Organization (2012-)
Member of Scientific Advisory
Committee for European Commission Project on Financialization, Economy,
Society, and Sustainable Development (FESSUD--2012 - )
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
"Austerity is Not a Solution: Why the Deficit Hawks are Wrong," Challenge
"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