Robert Pollin, economics

Professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute

Phone: (o) 413/577-0126


Robert Pollin's research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S and globally.

He has recently served as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Labour Organization on the economic analysis of clean-energy investments, and is currently directing a global project on this topic with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Pollin is also currently a consultant and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee with the European Commission project on Financialization, Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development. He previously worked with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa on policies to promote decent employment expansion and poverty reduction in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.  He has also worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as a member of the Capital Formation Subcouncil of the U.S. Competitiveness Policy Council.