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Levy Economics Institute Research Associate and Bard College Economics Professer Pavlina R. Tcherneva Wins Prestigious Helen Potter Prize from the Association for Social Economics

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Association for Social Economics (ASE) has awarded Pavlina R. Tcherneva, research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and assistant professor of economics at Bard, the 2013 Helen Potter Prize. The prize was created and endowed by the ASE in 1975 and is awarded each year to a promising scholar of social economics for authoring the best article in The Review of Social Economy. Tcherneva is being awarded the prize for her article “On-the-spot Employment: Keynes’s Approach to Full Employment and Economic Transformation” published in the March 2012 issue. She will be presented with the award at the ASE presidential breakfast to be held in San Diego, California, in January. For more information, visit

Pavlina R. Tcherneva is a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute and an assistant professor of economics at Bard College. She previously taught at Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. During 2000–06, she served as the associate director for economic analysis at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, where she remains a senior research associate. In the summer of 2006, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy

Tcherneva conducts research in the fields of modern monetary theory and public policy, and has collaborated with policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States on developing and evaluating various job-creation programs. Her current research examines the nexus between monetary and fiscal policies under sovereign currency regimes and the macroeconomic merits of alternative stabilization programs. She has also examined the role, nature, and relative effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s alternative monetary policies and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act during the Great Recession. She is a two-time recipient of a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking for her research on the impact of alternative fiscal policies on unemployment, income distribution, and public goods provisioning. Her work has appeared in the Review of Social Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, International Journal of Political Economy, and Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, among other journals, and she is the co-editor of Full Employment and Price Stability: The Macroeconomic Vision of William S. Vickrey (Elgar, 2004). She holds a BA in mathematics and economics from Gettysburg College and an MA and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

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