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Robert Pollin
Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute
University of Massachusets Amherst

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clear-energy economy in the U.S. His books include A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored, 2008), Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity (2003); and The Living Wage: Building A Fair Economy (co-authored 1998). Most recently, he co-authored “Job Opportunities for the Green Economy,” (June 2008) and “Green Recovery,” (September 2008), exploring the broader economic benefits from large-scale investments to build a clean-energy economy in the United States. He has worked with the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa on policies to promote to promote decent employment expansion and poverty reduction in Latin America and more recently, sub-Saharan Africa. He has also worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as a member of the Capital Formation Subcouncil of the U.S. Competiveness Policy Council.

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