Research and Publications
Faculty members in the Economics Department publish widely. Below is a list of recently published journal articles, books, book chapter and policy reports.
Randy Albelda and Jennifer Shea "To Work More or Not to Work More: Difficult Choices, Complex Decisions for Low-Wage Parents", Journal of Poverty, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp 245-265, July 2010
Michael Carr. Work Hours and Wage Inequality: Evidence from the 2004 WERS. Journal of Socio Economics, 40(4), 417-427, 2011.
Ajun Jayadev and S. Reddy. Inequalities between Groups: Theory and Empirics. World Development, 39(2), 159-173, 2011.
Arjun Jayadev and Michael Konczal. The stagnant labor market: some aspects of the bleak picture. Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, 33(3), 435-448, 2011.
Arjun Jayadev and Michael Koncza. The Boom, Not the Bust: The Right Time for Austerity. Challenge/ME Sharpe, 53(6), 37-53, 2010.
Arjun Jayadev and Joseph Stiglitz "Medicine for tomorrow: Some alternative proposals to promote socially beneficial research and development in pharmaceuticals", Journal of Generic Medicines (2010) 7, 217–226.
Arjun Jayadev, "Financial Reform in the US: A Brief Overview", Economic and Political Weekly, (2010) Vol. 45, No. 28, pp. 17-20.
Adugna Lemi, "Determinants of Income Diversification in Rural Ethiopia: Evidence from Panel Data,” Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Vol. xviii, No. 1, 2009, pp. 35-70.
Janis Kapler, "Internationalization of R&D: Industry-Level Analysis of US Multinational Firms’ Affiliates in Developing and Developed Countries", Transnational Corporations Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2010.
Julie Nelson, For Love or Money: Current Issues in the Economics of Care. Journal of Gender Studies (Ochanomizu University), 14, 1-19, 2011.
Julie Nelson, "Getting Past 'Rational Man/Emotional Woman': Comments on Research Programs in Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations", International Review of Economics, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 233-253, June 2010.
Julie Nelson, "Sociology, Economics, and Gender: Can Knowledge of the Past Contribute to a Better Future?" The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, November 2010.
Julie Nelson, "Economic Writing on the Pressing Problems of the Day: The Roles of Moral Intuition and Methodological Confusion", The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, December 2010.
David Timmons, Estimating a Technically Feasible Switchgrass Supply Function: a Western Massachusetts Example. BioEnergy Research, 2011
David Timmons and C.V. Mejia, Biomass energy from wood chips: Diesel fuel dependence?. Biomass and Bioenergy, 34(9), 1419-1425, 2010.
Randy Albelda, Robert Drago and Steven Shulman, Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination 3rd Edition, (Texbook), Boston, MA: Economic Research Bureau 2010.
Randy Albelda and Betty Reid Mandell, "Paid Family and Medical Leave" in The Crisis of Caregiving: Social Welfare Policy in the US edited by Betty Reid Mandell, Palgrave Macmillan pp. 47-52, 2010.
Janis Kapler and Kimberly Puhala, “Outsourcing, Fragmentation, and Integration: The Pharmaceutical Industry,” in Global Outsourcing and Offshoring: the Spatial and Organizational Reconfiguration of Knowledge and Innovation, eds. Farok J. Contractor, Vikas Kumar, Sumit Kundu, and Torben Pedersen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Marlene Kim, "Asian Americans and the Glass Ceiling in the United States" in The Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues. Edited by Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Grace Yoo, 2010., Vol. 1, pp. 107-110.
Adugna Lemi and Sisay Asefa, "Eradicating Rural Poverty and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia: The Quest for Sustainable Institutions and Technologies", in Combating Famine and Rural Poverty in Ethiopia Sisay Asefa, Workneh Negatu and Tewodaj Mogues (eds.), New Jersey: Africa World Press, forthcoming.
Adugna Lemi, "Anatomy of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia: 1960-2003", in Aid and Development: Dimensions an Experiences, Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press, forthcoming.
Adugna Lemi, "Do official development aid and foreign direct investment promote good governance in Africa?", in Globalization and Human Rights, edited by Nault, Derrick M., Brown Walker Press, 2011.
Julie Nelson, Care Ethics and Markets: A View from Feminist Economics.". In Hamington, Maurice; Sander-Staudt, Maureen (Ed.), Applying Care Ethics to Business (pp. 35-53). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2011.
Julie Nelson, The Relational Economy. In Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.), Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation - A Buddhist Approach (pp. 21-33)., 2011.
Julie Nelson, "Feminist Economics", in The Human Economy: A World Citizen's Guide, ed. Keith Hart, Jean-Louis Laville and Antonio David Cattani. Cambridge: Polity. December 2010.
Randy Albelda, Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap: Testimony April 28, 2009. In Joint Economic Committee Staff (Ed.), Invest in Women, Invest in America: A Comprehensive Review of Women in the U.S. Economy (pp. 78-86). US Congress, Joint Economic Committee, 2010.
Randy Albelda and Christa Kelleher, Women in the Down Economic: Impacts of the Recession and the Stimulus in Massachusetts, Center for Women and Politics and Public Policy, Center for Social Policy, and Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, March 2010.
Arjun Jayadev and Robert Johnson, The High Cost of the Banker Bailout: What Can Be Done, Political Economy Research Institute Policy Brief #5 (2010)
Arjun Jayadev and Michael Konczal, Size Cap Triggers as a Key Component of Financial Resolution, Political Economy Research Institute Policy Brief #23 (2010)
Barry Bluestone and Mary Stevenson, Policy Perspective: Public Policy and Demographic Change in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Health of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.