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Jayati Ghosh Wins the 2023 Galbraith Award

Jayati Ghosh has received the 2023 Galbraith Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Following in the spirit of John Kenneth Galbraith, the AAEA choses economists for this award according to these criteria: Galbraith’s capacity to integrate scholarship with statesmanship, and his unparalleled record of achievements in research, education and public service, embody the spirit and aspiration of agricultural economists. Galbraith’s outstanding achievements demonstrate that agricultural and applied economics are effective launching pads for research and for policy

March 29, 2024
2023 Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture featuring William “Sandy” Darity.“DOES EVERYONE LOSE FROM RACISM? INSIGHTS FROM STRATIFICATION ECONOMICS”.

The Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture took place on  May 4th - 5:30 pm inside the Bowker Auditorium on the campus of  UMass-Amherst. The lecture featured William “Sandy” Darity. The lecture was titled  “DOES EVERYONE LOSE FROM RACISM? INSIGHTS FROM STRATIFICATION ECONOMICS”.  The event was open to the public.  For more information about the Gamble Lecture visit this page
**Watch the recording of the lecture** 

March 29, 2024
Ina Ganguli Elected to be a Research Associate at the NBER

The NBER’s Board of Directors elected Ina Ganguli as a Research Associate in the NBER’s program on Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  The NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers and business professionals. NBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics and they employ many different methods in their work. The NBER research brings critical information to many important public policy debates. Affiliation with the NBER is a privilege that

March 29, 2024
Latest Department News and Updates
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Isabella Weber, Featured in New Yorker profile,   What if We’re Thinking About Inflation All Wrong?

Nancy Folbre, In Bloomberg, 
 The Breaking of the Caring Economy

The Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture, Took place on May 4th with Speaker: Dr. William (“Sandy”) Darity, Duke University. The topic: Does Everyone Lose from Racism? Insights from Stratification. Watch the recording

The 2023 Undergraduate Debate, Took place on May 11th, the topic "Will AI Benefit the Economy"  Watch the recording

M. V. Lee Badgett, In the Asia Times LGBTQ Economic Inclusion

Nancy Folbre, Appeared on the How to

March 29, 2024
New Department Chair, Patrick Mason
Patrick Mason

The Economics Department is thrilled to welcome the new Chair, Patrick Mason, Professor of Economics.  His primary areas of interest include labor, political economy, development, education, social identity, and crime. He is particularly interested in racial inequality, educational achievement, income distribution, unemployment, economics of identity (race and religion), family environment and socioeconomic wellbeing, and transitions in family structure and public policy, racial profiling, computerization and employment, and innovation and development in Caribbean economies. In addition to

March 29, 2024
Professor Emerita Carol Heim wins the Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History

Professor Emerita Carol Heim has received the Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History at this year's Economic History Association meeting in Pittsburgh.  The annual Jonathan Hughes Prize is awarded to recognize excellence in teaching economic history. Jonathan Hughes was an outstanding scholar and a committed and influential teacher of economic history. The prize includes a $1,200 cash award. The winner is selected by the EHA Committee on Education and Teaching. The EHA recognizes excellence in research, publication, and teaching of economic history by awarding

March 29, 2024
Political Economy Research Institute Conference (PERI) conference: Advancing Well-Being and Power Among Low-Wage Workers: U.S. And Global Opportunities
"Advancing Well-Being and Power Among Low-Wage Workers: U.S. And Global Opportunities" event poster.

Thursday November 2 — Saturday November 4, 2023

In Person and Online | Gordon Hall, UMass Amherst

March 29, 2024
So Who Brought India Independence From Colonial Rule?

A talk by the author, November 7th, 5-7pm Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room, 418 N. Pleasant Street, UMass.

March 29, 2024

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