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The rise of the unproductive economy

Matt Heffler discusses how the economy is still not productive after the Great Recession in 2008.

The myth of upward mobility

Christin Howard argues that the American Dream is not dead, but does significantly favor those who grow up in wealthy and diverse areas.

Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap

Amartya Sen visits UMass for annual Gamble lecture.

Millennials’ responsibility: Economic inequality and the American dream

It is up to our generation to correct income inequality and rescue the American dream, argues Elizabeth Wallace.

No, college shouldn’t be free

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.

‘Recycled Revenue’ business proposal wins Hult Prize competition

Fourteen teams competed to present the best social enterprise aimed at doubling the income of 10 million people.

UMass students to take part in Hult Prize competition on Dec. 8

Fifteen teams will compete to solve the issue of crowded urban spaces.

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass

The unofficial student organization UMass for Bernie Sanders hosts rally for the democratic presidential candidate.

Yellen expects interest rate hike by end of the year

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.

Janet Yellen to speak at UMass on Thursday

The event, part of an annual lecture series, is scheduled for 5p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Bending the arc

How do we wish to be remembered? And what are we going to do about it?

Feminist economics can promote gender equity

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.

Apple-style capitalism not an economic panacea

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.

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion; outsourcing looms?

Johnny McCabe analyzes Google’s relationship with technology giant Motorola.

Markets ignore long-run strength of economy

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.

UMass Donahue Institute completes first-in-the-nation economic study of sequester

The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study

No student input on bulk YCMP sales

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.

Constructing a new paradigm for economics

Makai McClintock criticizes a recent paradigm shift in economics and advocates for a return to viewing the field as a social science.

The deficit hawks have no clothes

MikeTudoreanu applauds UMass graduate student Thomas Herndon’s paper countering the Harvard economists 90 percent debt-to-GDP threshold.

UMass economics professor Stephen Resnick dies of Leukemia at age 74

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.