Congressman McGovern Meets with PERI Economists

From left, Léonce Ndikumana, Shouvik Chakraborty, graduate student Thomas Herndon, McGovern, Robert Pollin and McGovern’s aide, Keith Barnicle

Congressman Jim McGovern visited the Political Economy Research Institute in Gordon Hall on Aug. 19 to discuss a broad range of topics on which PERI’s research can help advance his legislative agenda.

McGovern hopes to look to PERI’s economic policy work to support his efforts to combat hunger worldwide, promote investments in clean energy, transition communities away from dependence on the military, and other issues. With Amherst as a new addition to the McGovern’s district, he is seeking to build connections to the campus and community.