- Economics Seminar: Orsola Costantini on The Influence of Household Debt
Orsola Costantini was awarded an Institute for New Economic Thinking research grant for the study of the dynamics of household income and finances.
- UMass Boston Professor Organizes National Conference Session on Economist Jean Baptiste-Say
Assistant Professor of Economics Guy Numa, who holds a joint appointment in the Honors College, is organizing a session on 19th-century French economist Jean-Baptiste Say for the American Economic Association’s annual conference, the largest gathering of economists in the world.
- Professor Keren Horn’s Research Featured in CityLab
Keren Horn's research explains the relationship between Airbnb and soaring housing costs.
- Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards
Three UMass Boston faculty members have received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018: David Timmons, assistant professor of economics, Emilio Sauri, associate professor of English, and Robert Brock, adjunct faculty in the School for the Environment.
- Economics Professor Will Be Visiting Kyoto University
Professor Yun K. Kim of the Economics Department will be visiting Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan at the end of this month.
- UMass Boston’s CLA Undergraduate Research Showcase Highlights Academically Ambitious Students
On April 25, undergraduate students gathered in UMass Boston’s Alumni Lounge to present posters and papers.
- Director Carol Cohn to participate in USIP Event, “After War, Gender Equality Needs Investment Too”
In this webcast event panelists will discuss how to better integrate gender analysis into public finance, and opportunities for women’s participation in economic structures.
- Public Policy Spring 2017 Research Seminar with Christian Weller
Speaking on women’s economic risk exposure and savings, Christian Weller is a professor of public policy and public affairs in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs.
- Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace Knowledge-building Workshop
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, in partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF), held an international knowledge-building workshop on Gender, Public Finance and Peacebuilding in Oslo, Norway
- Accelerated Master’s Program Information Lunch
Thinking about graduate school? Stop by for complimentary lunch and learn more about UMass Boston's accelerated master's degree programs.
- February 7: Trump Policy Roundtable - Foreign Policy
Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
- February 1: Trump Policy Roundtable - Domestic Policy
Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
- Public Seminar on Gendering Public Finance: Insights & Opportunities for Furthering Gender Equality
The Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights is cosponsoring an upcoming public seminar on gendered analyses of public finance institutions and mechanisms in countries emerging from violent conflict in Oslo, Norway.
- The Impact of Land Use Regulation on Racial Segregation: Evidence from Massachusetts Zoning Borders
Join the Department of Economics for the final economics seminar of the semester!
- Professor Julie Nelson Will Be Speaking at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Budapest
UMass Boston Professor Julie A. Nelson will speak at a plenary panel (along with Rob Johnson, Perry Mehrling, Sheila Dow, Sanjay Reddy, Mariana Mazzucato, Gustav Horn, Don Ross, and Philip Mirowski), as well as present at a session on Gender and Economics.
- Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Capitalism, Featuring Sven Beckert
Sven Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the 19th century, with an emphasis on the history of capitalism. Part of the Fall Economics Seminar Series.
- For better or for worse? Education and the prevalence of domestic violence in Turkey
Part of the Fall Economics Seminar Series
- UMass Boston Professor Receives International Young Researcher Award
Assistant Professor of Economics Guy Numa is one of just two researchers worldwide to receive the European Society for the History of Economic Thought's 2016 Young Researcher Award.
- UMass Boston Economist: Paid Leave Proposal Would Expand Access for Mass. Workers
UMass Boston Analysis Shows Bill Would Level Playing Field for Women, Minorities in Workplace
- Professor Yun K. Kim will visit London as EPOG scholar
Professor Yun K. Kim will visit Kinston University in London as a EPOG scholar in this May.
- Nelson on Economic Ethics
Professor Julie Nelson has a new book chapter on ethics in economics.
- Obama Haters, Trump Lovers, and the Future of Hate and Race in America Featuring Algernon Austin
The 2008 election of Barack Obama as president led many to proclaim that America had become post-racial. But the rise of Donald Trump and Obama-haters show this is not true.
- Socialist Optimism: An Alternative Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century
Dr Paul Auerbach, reader in Economics at Kingston University, will present his new book "Socialist Optimism: An Alternative Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century".
- “Caste Connections and Government Transfers: The Mahadalits of Bihar” Featuring Rohini Somanathan
As part of the ongoing Spring Economics Seminar Series, the Economics Department will be hosting Rohini Somanathan from the Delhi School of Economics (visiting at Harvard University Center for Ethics)
- Second Acts: From Economics Professor to Aerobics Instructor
A recent retiree from academia discovers new skills and inspiration leading fitness classes.
- Professor Nelson Wins Award for Essay on Place of Care in the Economy
The Independent Social Research Foundation gave Professor Julie Nelson an award for her essay “Husbandry: A (Feminist) Reclamation of Masculine Responsibility for Care."
- Konstantinidis on Greek Crisis
Professor Harry Konstantinidis was recently interviewed on the evolving economic crisis in Greece.
- Faculty News: Economics Department
News from Economics Department faculty
- A Prince Among Us
Econ student is crowned
- Guest Speakers Enliven the Classroom
Speakers in economics
- Outstanding Students Win Awards at Graduation
Economics department gives student awards
- Economics Interns Get Workplace Experience
2015 economics internships
- MA Students Bring Questions to Mayor Walsh’s Forum on Inequality
Econ MA students raise inequality questions
- Zimbalist Talks on the Boston Olympic Bid
Exploring the Economic Implications of a Boston Olympics
- Keren Horn Contributes to Study of Where U.S. Low-income Housing Tax Credits Are Used
Professor Keren Horn contributed to recent research examining the spatial patterns of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments.
- Economics Professor Chaired Session in Paris
Arjun Jayadev was recently at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference
- When is Gender Measurable?
Professor Julie Nelson gave a keynote address at a workshop at Aarhus University in Denmark on March 16 and 17.
- Valuing Women’s Paid Care Work: From Research to Public Policy in Massachusetts
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy is pleased to host its 33rd Women’s Research Forum.
- Arjun Jayadev on drug patent policy and goals of Obamacare
Arjun Jayadev on drug patent policy and goals of Obamacare
- Current Economics MA Student Ethan Schein Gets Paper Published
in Summer 2014 edition of The Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics
- Julie Nelson Delivering Keynote at the 2014 Rethinking Economics NYC Conference
Professor Nelson participates in student-run conference aiming to challenge predominant economic thinking
- Outstanding Students Win Awards at Graduation
The Economics Department once again honored outstanding BA students at graduation.
- Professor Lynde Receives Award…Just in Time!
Professor Catherine Lynde was honored at commencement in May 2014 with the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service.
- UMass Boston MA Program in Applied Economics Graduates Its First Class
Eight students completed the 32-credit program and successfully completed and presented their major research project.
- Economics Department Seminar: Arindrajit Dube,“Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes”
Professor Dube will present his research titled "Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes"
- Economics Department Seminar: Terry-Ann Craigie, “Gender Pay Gap and Fertility Timing”
Professor Craigie will present her recent research titled "Gender Pay Gap and Fertility Timing."
- More American Breadwinners are Low-wage Workers
Randy Albelda and Michael Can pen new study on low-wage and low-income workers.
- The Impact of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit on Migration
Prof. Ross presents her research on "The Impact of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit on Migration"
- Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All
Prof. Lapavitsas will speak about his recently published book, Profiting Without Producing
- Julie Nelson Discusses How Economists Damage our Moral Imagination
Contemporary mainstream economics has widely “poisoned the well” from which people get their ideas about the relationship between economics and ethics.
- Arjun Jayadev Highlights the Link between Inequality and Guard Labor
Looking across advanced industrialized countries, Arjun Jayadev and Samuel Bowles find that more inequality is associated with more guard labor.
- CNN Money & CBS News Covers the Research of Professors Randy Albelda and Michael Carr
A staggering number of American households are relying on low-wage jobs as their leading or sole source of income.
- Julie Nelson Discusses the Untapped Potential to Transform the Economy
Transformation doesn’t require an alternative “social economy,” because the economy we have is already social. We just need to recognize and act on that fact.
- Federal Reserve Bank CEO Speaks on National Economic Outlook
In a speech at UMass Boston, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said that while there have been some areas of improved economic performance, the economy “remains challenged.”
- Federal Reserve Bank CEO to Speak on National Economic Outlook Nov. 4
Eric Rosengren, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will speak at UMass Boston Monday, November 4, as part of the McCormack Leadership Series.
- Julie Nelson Discusses the Characteristics of a Sustainable and Just Economy
Professor Nelson participates in a plenary session at the US Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference.
- McCormack Leadership Series: Federal Reserve Bank CEO to Speak on National Economic Outlook
Eric Rosengren will deliver a major policy adress; he is hosted by UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
- Professor Arjun Jayadev hails Indian Supreme Court rejection of patent protection for cancer drug
Arjun Jayadev and Joseph Stiglitz praise Indian Supreme Court refusal to uphold cancer drug patent
- Arjun Jayadev Questions Connection between Austerity and Stock Market Boom
In an interview with the Washington Post, Associate Professor Arjun Jayadev challenges "cut and grow" thinking.
- UMass Boston Economists Sign Statement Supporting Patrick Tax Plan
Fifty-seven economists signed the statement, including 13 from UMass Boston. They were joined by economists from across the UMass system and colleagues from Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Merrimack College, Northeastern University, Smith College, MIT, and Tufts University.
- Professor Nelson’s Work Discussed on NPR’s Marketplace Money
Professor Nelson talks about her recent work on gender and risk aversion
- Professor Horn’s Work Covered by Education Week
Professor Horn's recent work on the link between housing assistance and access to high performing public schools is featured
- Professor Nelson Quoted by BusinessWeek
Professor Nelson comments on the proposed launch of a new journal by Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase
- Professor Amit Basole’s Research Quoted by Businessweek
Professor Basole's Work Challenges Conventional Explanation of the Decline in Calorie Consumption in India, Pointing to the Existence of a Food Budget Squeeze
- Professor Julie Nelson Delivers Plenary Address at Berlin Conference
Professor Nelson's talk was titled "Why More Gender Studies Are Necessary in Economics."
- 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.
- 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.