Amanda Page-Hoongrajck

Amanda Page-Hoongrajok is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At PERI, she works with Professor Robert Pollin on a number of projects including renewable energies for U.S. states, single-payer healthcare policies, and labor conditions for low-income workers.  Her research interests are in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. Her published work has focused on corporate governance and municipal debt. 

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Leila Gautham

Leila Gautham is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently a research assistant for Professor Nancy Folbre, working on analysing earnings and income inequality in jobs that provide care services. Leila is interested in development economics and in understanding issues of gender, labor, and care in developing economies.

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Esra Ugurlu

Esra Ugurlu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At PERI, she works with Professor Gerald Epstein on the links between financialization and de-industrialization in the swing states in the US. Her general research interests include regional economic development, financialization, and growth and distribution in developing countries.

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Bridget Diana

Bridget Diana is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At PERI, she is working with Professor Michael Ash on projects related to the political economy of health, education, and the environment. Bridget is interested in the fields of industrial organization and the political economy of health and the environment.

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Camilo A. Gallego

Camilo’s research focuses on the intersection of energy economics, industrial organization and environmental economics. At PERI, he works with Professor Robert Pollin analyzing economic policies that foster green growth. Currently, Camilo is a Fulbright-Colciencias scholar, while he is doing a PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was raised in the Colombian coffee region, which is at the Midwest of Colombia, between the beautiful Andes mountains. He loves coffee and hiking.

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Arpita Biswas

Arpita Biswas is a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of urban regeneration measures, with special focus on cities of developing countries. At PERI, she works with Professor James K. Boyce on understanding ways to develop environmentally and politically sustainable climate policy strategies that can help us complete the clean energy transition. Along with political economy of urban development and environment, Arpita is also interested in feminist economics and comparative economic systems.

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Yeohyub Yoon

Yeohyub Yoon is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research fields are finance and macroeconomics, with a focus on the intersection between financial systems and economic growth. At PERI, Yeohyub is working with Robert Pollin on financialization of the macroeconomy in both advanced and developing economies.  His current work explores the impacts of the evolution of U.S. financial intermediaries on corporate saving and financial asset holdings in the postwar U.S. economy.

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Karmen Naidoo

Karmen Naidoo is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At PERI, she works with Professor Leonce Ndikumana on better understanding capital flight from selected African economies, with a particular focus on the linkages with governance issues. Karmen is interested in development economics, labour markets, and growth and distribution in developing countries.

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Tyler Hansen

Tyler is a Ph.D. student in the University of Massachusetts Amherst economics program. His general research interests are political economy of the environment and ecological macroeconomics, with a focus on climate change. At PERI, he is working with Robert Pollin on U.S. state-level clean energy programs, as well as understanding the political economic barriers of implementing such programs and how these barriers can be overcome.

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Devika Dutt

Devika Dutt is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work at PERI focuses on exploring alternative ways of organizing financial markets and financial market reform. She studies publicly-oriented financial institutions and their effect on the economy and the financial system as a whole. She is also interested in growth outcomes and monetary policy, especially in developing countries.

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