Julie Nelson Challenges View that Women are More Risk-Averse than Men ›
In a recent working paper, Professor Nelson finds that purported differences between men and women in risk-taking behavior are vastly exaggerated.
Julie Nelson Quoted in ABC News ›
Professor Nelson disputes the findings of a recent set of papers claiming to find evidence of a "Lipstick Effect" whereby women spend more on beauty products during recessions in order to attract men.
Center for Social Policy Report Suggests Modernizing Anti-poverty Programs ›
Center for Social Policy Senior Research Fellow Randy Albelda's research shows low-income workers are falling through the cracks.
Gastón Institute Sends Delegation of Students, Research Associates to National Latino Conference ›
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is sending research associates and students to a conference in New York City.
UMass Boston Mourns Professor Jeremiah Cotton ›
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Winston Langley announced that Associate Professor of Economics Jeremiah Cotton passed away February 1.
Center for Social Policy Launches New Online Digest, “Connecting Research and Communities” ›
Read the center's first newsletter to learn about their social policy work
New Master’s Program to Sharpen Students’ Skills in Urban Issues, Inequality ›
Applications for the MA in Applied Economics are being accepted through February 15.
Professor Albelda Participates in International Symposium on Gender Equality and Economic Crisis ›
Professor Albelda delivers talk at symposium tackling issues of gender and the economic recession
Economics Professors at International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics ›
Professor Nelson gives plenary talk
Seeing the Light: Wheatley Hall Gets Solar Panels ›
On October 12, 350 photovoltaic panels installed on the Wheatley roof were wired into UMass Boston’s power grid.