Daily Archives: March 15, 2019

An analysis of costs of the proposed Green New Deal quotes Robert Pollin, Distinguished Professor of economics, who says that he thinks it’s possible for the U.S. to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

An analysis of costs of the proposed Green New Deal quotes Robert Pollin, Distinguished Professor of economics, who says that he thinks it’s possible for the U.S. to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by spending about 2 percent of the gross national product each year, or around $18 trillion in total. Pollin says that the goal of getting to net zero in a decade — by 2030 — is completely unrealistic. (NBC 10 Boston, 3/14/19)

Gerald Epstein, economics, says universities should be more careful when their faculty engage in outside business activities.

Gerald Epstein, economics, says universities should be more careful when their faculty engage in outside business activities. His comments are in an article examining the role that some faculty at other institutions have had in working with, and investing in, companies that sell controversial reverse mortgages. (Los Angeles Times, 3/14/19)

There is continued international coverage of the appointment of Andrajit Dube, economics, by the U.K. Treasury department to lead a review of the U.K.’s minimum wage policies.

There is continued international coverage of the appointment of Andrajit Dube, economics, by the U.K. Treasury department to lead a review of the U.K.’s minimum wage policies. Dube’s academic work focuses on the effects of minimum wage on employment and income inequality. (Financial Times, 3/13/19; The Sun [U.K.], 3/14/19)