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Andrew Perumal, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6957
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall-05-083

Areas of Expertise

Urban & Regional Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics


PhD, Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Andrew Perumal joined UMass Boston as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2011. Andrew completed his graduate work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he explored the underlying determinants of the Urban Wage Premium with a specific focus on firm and household choices. During this time he also won several teaching awards and engaged in research on Nebraska’s Worker Retraining Centers to identifying potential growth industries for the city of Lincoln as a research assistant for the Bureau of Business Research. Prior to beginning his graduate work, Andrew was a research assistant at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Sri Lanka where he worked in the Industry Reform and Regulation, Poverty and Social Welfare, and Agricultural Economic Policy Units. His current research interests include the exploration of the sources of firm-level productivity in urban areas, the dynamics of the migration of households to metropolitan areas, the application of non-parametric statistical analysis in understanding exchange rate fluctuations, and the factors contributing to success in college-level economics courses.

View Professor Perumal's curriculum vitae.