Dania Francis to further develop course on racial wealth inequality and politics with Lilly Fellowship

Dania Francis, Assistant Professor of Economics and Afro-American Studies, has been selected as one of eight 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

The Lilly Fellowship is a competitive program that enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special yearlong collaboration and is awarded though the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD).

Ina Ganguli wins Russian National Award in Applied Economics

The winner of this year’s Russian National Award in Applied Economics is Professor Ina Ganguli. She has been recognized for a series of three articles devoted to analysing the productivity of Russian scientists in the 1990s, as well as their decisions on emigration and the impact of emigration on the diffusion of Russian science in the United States.

UMass Economics in the News

Katherine A. Moos, economics, is interviewed about a new paper she has written for the Political Economy Research Institute that tracks how labor taxes and transfers have evolved during the last 60 years. (The Real News Network, 2/9/18)

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in several news stories about efforts in California and Maine to establish single payer health care systems. Pollin is also interviewed about how unregulated financial markets have created a bubble in the stock market that is now starting to deflate with sharp drops. (The Real News Network, 2/9/18; Healthcare Finance, 2/8/18; Capital Public Radio, The Free Press [Maine], 2/7/18)