The UMass Amherst Economics Department is recognized worldwide for heterodox research in economics. UMass Amherst Econ consistently gets it right -- on climate change and sustainability; on inequality and living wages; on financial crisis and regulation; on egalitarian and efficient development; on cooperation, coordination and competition; and on the visible and invisible significance of gender and household organization in the economy, among other topics.

Public and private decision-makers use our research, and our graduate program provides students from around the world the opportunity to deepen their understanding and pursue original research.