Anamika Sen

Anamika Sen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently a research assistant for Professor Robert Pollin, working on projects related to the implementation of universal healthcare policies in the U.S. Her research interests are in the fields of macroeconomics and finance, with a focus on the drivers and macroeconomic impacts of credit growth and allocation.

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Izaura Solipa

Izaura Solipa is a Ph.D student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works with Professor Gerald Epstein on topics of international finance, central banking and other regulatory frameworks, with a specific focus on credit relations, financial markets and the growing financial and political insecurity of the Eurozone. She also is interested in growth and monetary policies of advanced capitalist economies, in general.

 

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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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Chirag Lala

Chirag Lala is a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He works with Professor Robert Pollin, Gregor Semieniuk, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim to prepare "Green Growth Programs" for U.S. states. These reports detail policy frameworks for states to dramatically cut GHG emissions through investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency measures while also providing a "just transition" support to workers in fossil fuel industries. Chirag's research interests are in finance, economic history, and political economy with particular emphasis on building state capacity for long-term public investment programs. 

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Diego Polanco

Diego Polanco is a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research fields are political economy and economic development, with a focus on Chile's economic history. At PERI, he works with Gregor Semieniuk analyzing the determinants of investment decisions into low-carbon technology projects by profit-driven actors. Diego is also interested in the use of data science techniques for historical research, such as web scraping, network analysis, text mining, and machine learning. 

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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 Hansen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research fields include environmental and ecological economics and political economy, and his current research focuses on the political economy of sustainable development. At PERI, Tyler works with Professors Robert Pollin, Gregor Semieniuk, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Shouvik Chakraborty on understanding the costs, job creation, and distributional impacts of climate stabilization policy programs. His dissertation research explores the political economic obstacles impeding such programs.

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Emily Diaz-Loar

Emily Diaz-Loar is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At PERI, she works with Robert Pollin, Gregor Semieniuk, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim on projects related to the implementation of a Green New Deal in the U.S. Her research interests are in the fields of political economy of the environment and ecological economics.

 

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Ray Caraher

Ray Caraher is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a research assistant for Professor Robert Pollin. He has worked on a number of projects with PERI related to labor unions and similar issues. He is interested in macroeconomics, finance, and international political economy.

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Junshang Liang

Junshang Liang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently a research assistant for Professor Isabella Weber, working on projects related to international trade and history of economic thought in China. His research interests are in the fields of Marxian political economy, with a focus on the interaction of technical change and class struggle.

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Adam Aboobaker

Adam Aboobaker is a Ph.D. student in the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At PERI, he works with Professor James K. Boyce on issues related to capital flight from a number of African countries. Adam’s primary areas of interest are in development economics and growth and distribution.

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