Christin Howard argues that the American Dream is not dead, but does significantly favor those who grow up in wealthy and diverse areas.
Amartya Sen visits UMass for annual Gamble lecture.
It is up to our generation to correct income inequality and rescue the American dream, argues Elizabeth Wallace.
Lucas Coughlin argues that although recent college graduates face a harsh economic outlook after graduation, adopting a free higher education system will not solve the issue.
Fourteen teams competed to present the best social enterprise aimed at doubling the income of 10 million people.
Fifteen teams will compete to solve the issue of crowded urban spaces.
In her first public speech since the Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates last week, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen defended the decision but said that rates will later this year.
The event, part of an annual lecture series, is scheduled for 5p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
How do we wish to be remembered? And what are we going to do about it?
Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.
To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.
Johnny McCabe analyzes Google’s relationship with technology giant Motorola.
Stocks in the U.S. rose 30 percent in 2013, and many pundits think that indicates strong long-run growth. Zac Bears finds that stock returns indicate just one thing: short-term profit.
The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study
Alex Major, a Governor of the Undergraduate Economics Club, argues that the lack of student input and democratic access on the use of YCMP swipes is yet another opaque UMass Dining policy.
MikeTudoreanu applauds UMass graduate student Thomas Herndon’s paper countering the Harvard economists 90 percent debt-to-GDP threshold.
Professor emeritus Stephen Resnick, a Marxian economist who taught for nearly four decades at the University of Massachusetts, died following a bout with leukemia over the winter term.
Mason Woolley critiques the current state of economics, at least as studied at UMass.