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Bard Economist Pavlina Tcherneva Interviewed on Background Briefing with Ian Masters
Ian Masters spoke with Pavlina Tcherneva, associate professor of economics at Bard College, research associate at the Levy Economics Institute, and author of The Case for a Job Guarantee (2020), on his nationally syndicated radio program Background Briefing. In the episode, “As Pundits Warn of Recession and Inflation, We Get the Best Economic News Since 1969,” Masters asks Tcherneva for her take on the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, which added 517,000 jobs in January 2023 and stunned most economists and people who continue to harbor a doomsday mentality about the economy.
Professor Pavlina Tcherneva Helps Chart a Path for Job Guarantee Program in Colombia
Pavlina Tcherneva, associate professor of economics at Bard College, research associate at Bard’s Levy Economics Institute, and director of the Open Society University Network's Economic Democracy Initiative, recently met with government officials in Bogotá, Colombia, to present her proposal for a national job guarantee program. At the invitation of Vice Minister of Finance Diego Guevara, Professor Tcherneva met with five government divisions: the ministries of energy, development, finance, and culture, and the SAE (Sociedad de Activos Especiales, or Special Assets Society), which administers seized assets of narcotics traffickers in the country.
Levy Graduate Student Simon Grothe MS ’22 Wins Association for Institutional Thought Student Scholars Award Competition
Simon Grothe, who is completing his master of science in economic theory and policy at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, has been selected as one of three winners of the 17th Annual AFIT-AFEE Student Paper Competition. Grothe won for his paper “Financial Instability Hypothesis and Consumer Finance. A Marxian Perspective on Old Age Capitalism.” Grothe will be presenting his paper at the annual Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) conference on April 1 in Denver. “I'm very thankful for all the Levy scholars and for their strength in carrying progressive ideas through reactionary times. It’s vital we talk more about capitalism and how we can dismantle a system that serves the few and not the many,” says Grothe.
Professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva: A Just Transition Needs a Job Guarantee
Alex T. Williams MS ’20 on the Global Tug of War Over Semiconductors
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans Plays Down the Risk of Higher Inflation at the Levy Institute’s 29th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference
Levy Economics Institute Senior Scholar Rania Antonopoulos to Speak March 31 at European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) Webinar on Job Guarantee Programs in Europe
New Study Coauthored by Bard Alumnus Marokey Sawo MS ’20 Challenges Claim that Unemployment Recipients Are “Overpaid”
Levy Economics Institute Cohosts Virtual Conference May 13 to Honor the Legacy of Distinguished Scholar Wynne Godley
Bard Grad Student Alexander Williams MS ’20 Featured in Bloomberg Podcast on US Fiscal Emergency
Levy Economics Institute Research Scholar Thomas Masterson Wins Journal of Economic Issues’ 2019 Editor’s Prize
Bard Economist L. Randall Wray to Give Expert Testimony Before the House Budget Committee