Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bending the arc

By Mike Tudoreanu

April 28, 2014

What was the world like in the year when you were born? No matter who you are and when you are reading this, chances are that some countries existed back then which no longer exist now, and some new countries were founded in the...

Constructing a new paradigm for economics

By Makai McClintock

October 7, 2013

Economics used to be a social science, but this is no longer so. Today, the field has largely become a study of individual agents acting outside of society, as if societal influences do not affect individuals. The field has c...

The deficit hawks have no clothes

By Mike Tudoreanu

April 29, 2013

The past two weeks made me immensely proud to be part of the University of Massachusetts economics department. I would never have believed it is possible to get the media’s attention by writing an academic paper, but my c...

UMass economics professor Stephen Resnick dies of Leukemia at age 74

By Jeffrey Okerman

January 22, 2013

Stephen Resnick, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts who made a name for himself as a champion of Marxian economics, died on Jan. 2. He was 74. The cause of death was leukemia. Resnic...

Current economics is flawed

By Mason Woolley

April 23, 2012

What is the current state of economics today? Contemporary economics appears to rest in a state of polarization between two opposing philosophies: capitalism and neo-Marxism. My opinion is they are both wrong. According to...