Diane Flaherty

Portrait of Diane Flaherty
​Professor Emeritus



Ph.D., New York University, 1978. Dissertation title: Self-Management and Regional Income Inequality in Yugoslavia.
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, 1968

Professional Experience: 

Chair, Department of Economics, 2000-2003 and 2004-2009
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978-present
Visiting Researcher, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, South Africa, 1995 and 1997
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Durban-Westville, Westville, South Africa, 1993
Visiting Associate Professor, Economics Department, University of Notre-Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1990
Research Fellow, Project on Shop Floor Bargaining, Kings’ College Research Center, Kings’ College, Cambridge, England, 1984

Research Interests: 

Political Economy
Comparative Economic Systems
Labor Process and Organization of Work
Globalization and Location Decisions of Firms


Political Economy
Comparative Economic Systems
Regional Economics

Professional Activities: 

Associate Editor, Cambridge Journal of Economics

Selected Publications: 

Flaherty, Diane (2008) 'Radical Economics' in Stephen Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, editors The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (London: Palgrave, MacMillan), forthcoming May 2008.

Flaherty, Diane (2007) 'Sweatshops' in William Darity, editor International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition) Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.