Monthly Archives: December 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in Arindrajit Dube, professor of economics at UMass Amherst, to consult on a plan to raise the minimum wage in the U.K. 

An article discussing what the U.S. Republican Party can learn from last week’s election in the United Kingdom. notes that Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in Arindrajit Dube, professor of economics at UMass Amherst, to consult on a plan to raise the minimum wage in the U.K. (Vox, 12/17/19)

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, is one of the researchers who have developed a cost model being used in South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, is one of the researchers who have developed a cost model being used in South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan for moving from coal-fired energy to renewable energy by 2030. The plan, written by Pollin and Brian Callaci, was published in the journal U.S. Labor Studies earlier this year. (Daily Maverick [South Africa], 12/10/19)

A columnist writing about how a single-payer healthcare system would be financed cites a proposal from Robert N. Pollin

A columnist writing about how a single-payer healthcare system would be financed cites a proposal from Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, that show both savings and new sources of tax revenues. (North Coast Journal [Calif.], 12/5/19)