UMass Economics in the News

Robert N. Pollin 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
By: sgilroy - February 15, 2018

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)

 

Katherine A. Moos 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
By: sgilroy - February 15, 2018

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 says in LA Times that a single payer health insurance system for California would be about 18 percent less expensive than the current system and could be paid for with a 2.3 percent increase in business and sales taxes
By: sgilroy - February 15, 2018

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, says a single payer health insurance system for California would be about 18 percent less expensive than the current system and could be paid for with 2.3 percent tax increases in sales taxes and business. (Los Angeles Times

Shouvik Chakraborty of the Political Economy Research Institute is interviewed by The Real News Network about the Indian capital Delhi becoming the city with the most polluted air in the world and what the Indian government can do about it
By: sgilroy - February 8, 2018

Shouvik Chakraborty, Political Economy Research Institute, is interviewed about while the Indian capital of Delhi has become the city with the most polluted air in the world and what the government there can do about it. He says the dirty air is caused by a combination of burning fossil fuels for transportation and power added to some lesser pollution from burning crops in agricultural areas near the city. Chakraborty says the Indian government needs to spend more on developing clean energy and to move away from reliance on fossil fuels. (The Real News Network, 12/26/17)

PhD student Devika Dutt of the Political Economy Research Institute is interviewed by The Real News Network on whether public or private ownership of banks is the most efficient
By: sgilroy - February 8, 2018

Devika Dutt, a graduate student in economics and researcher at the Political Economy Research Institute, is interviewed on whether public or private ownership of banks is the most efficient. (The Real News Network, 1/16/18)