Robert Pollin | Forum on the Financial Crisis 2008 | 1&2

Robert Pollin

Co-director and Professor of Economics

POLLIN

POLLIN

Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of  Massachusetts, Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. His books include A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored, 2008); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for Kenya (co-authored, 2008); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for South Africa (co-authored, 2007); Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the contoursLandscape of Global Austerity (2003); and The Living Wage: Building A Fair Economy (co-authored, 1998); and the edited volumes Human Development in the Era of Globalization (co-edited, 2006); Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy (co-edited, 1998); The Macroeconomics of Saving, Finance, and Investment (1997); and Transforming the U.S. Financial System (co-edited, 1993). Most recently, he co-authored the reports “Job Opportunities for the Green Economy” (June 2008) and “Green Recovery” (September 2008), exploring the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in a clean-energy economy in the U.S. He has worked with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission on living wageAfrica on policies to promote to promote decent employment expansion and poverty reduction in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. He has also worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as a member of the Capital Formation Subcouncil of the U.S. Competiveness Policy Council.

 

 

 

How to End the Recession [The Nation]

By Robert Pollin

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20081124/pollin

Selected publications

  • “Tools for a New Economy: Proposals for a Financial Regulatory System” Boston Review, January 2009.
  • A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored, Cornell University Press, 2008)
  • An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for Kenya (co-authored, Edward Elgar, 2007)
  • “Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs & Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy” (co-authored, 2008).
  • “The Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending” PERI Working Paper No. 151

Curriculum vitae

Contact: pollin@econs.umass.edu

Robert Pollin
Gordon Hall
418 N. Pleasant St., Suite A
Amherst, MA 01002
413-577-0819

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