Political Economy Research Institute


The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was established in 1998.  PERI is an independent unit at UMass with close ties to the Department of Economics.  PERI is actively engaged in research, policy advising, and graduate student education.  PERI also regularly sponsors conferences and other public events in its areas of research focus.

PERI is committed to addressing basic issues of human and ecological well-being through research written for the general public, policy makers, and academic audiences.  PERI researchers are currently involved in three broad and interrelated areas:  Globalization and Macroeconomics; Labor Markets and Living Wages; and Development, Peace-building, and the Environment. 

PERI Publications: https://www.peri.umass.edu/publications