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  • The Science of Fair Pay

    Economist uses data to shape minimum wage policies that work

    Working at McDonalds in high school for minimum wage, Arindrajit "Arin" Dube knew he had a path forward to college and a professional career. That wasn’t the case for most of his co-workers... More

  • Exposing Power

    Scholar uses data to pinpoint how corporations gain political advantage

    Kevin L. Young is not one for easy answers. In fact, when it comes to beating corporate lobbyists at their own game, Young is a lot more interested in finding the right questions.

  • Fighting for LGBT Rights

    Groundbreaking economist measures the cost of discrimination

    When economist M.V. Lee Badgett published her 1995 study on the wage gap faced by gay men and lesbians, there was nothing like it in the field. In fact, conventional wisdom held just the opposite.

  • Deep Learning Boost

    Campus poised to attract top talent with new GPU cluster

    With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and... More