How Minouche Shafik '83 became one of Britain's most influential people

"We need to do a better job of explaining our contribution to society and how essential rigour, clear communication, training in critical thinking, and genuine academic debate are to the good that we do,” says Dame Minouche Shafik '83, Director of the London School of Economics and former deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England.

Dania Francis Awarded 2018 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dania Francis, assistant professor of economics and Afro-American studies, has been selected to receive a National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, which was created to encourage outstanding scholars at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects. 

The $70,000 awards support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.

UMass Economics in the News

Research done by Arindrajit Dube on the effect raising the minimum wage has on employment, is cited in a story about the debate in India about boosting the minimum wage in that country. (Live Mint, 8/7/18)

Arindrajit Dube is co-author of a research paper that finds online labor markets aren’t as competitive as they might appear. Looking at one such market, they found that workers lose out because the people and organizations doing the hiring enjoy much more market power. (Washington Post, 8/2/18)