Crotty Hall, home of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Economics Department. The building was designed by Sigrid Miller Pollin, Professor of Architecture at UMass Amherst. Professor Miller Pollin has received widespread recognition for her beautiful and innovative design work, as well as for her commitment to environmental sustainability. Crotty Hall is the first structure at UMass Amherst that is “net zero”—i.e. the overall net amount of greenhouse emissions generated by the operation Crotty Hall is zero. The building is named in honor of James and Pamela Crotty.
James Crotty has been Professor Emeritus in the Economics Department since 2010, after serving as a member of the faculty for 36 years. James is widely recognized for his fundamental contributions to macroeconomics within the broad tradition that synthesizes Marxian and Keynesian analytic frameworks. Within the UMass Economics community, he is respected for his 40 year commitment to building a first-rate political economy program at UMass. James was critical to the creation of PERI, and continues to contribute to our work. Pamela Crotty has likewise made major professional and political contributions. A Registered Nurse beginning in 1960 until her recent retirement, she contributed to the field of gerontology. In addition, Pam Crotty was also an active member of the Union for Radical Political Economics. Pam was one of the first non-economists to participate in the annual URPE summer conferences, and served formally for a period as a member of the URPE Steering Committee.
Crotty Hall is located st 412 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002