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Elinor Ostrom delivers 2011 Gamble Lecture at UMass

UMass Department of Economics proudly hosted Elinor Ostrom on September 22. The 2009 Nobel laureate delivered a dynamic talk about climate change. It was standing-room only! Click here for the press release, and also check out this blog post by Dr. Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management.

 

From American Worker Cooperative, Feb. 20th (link here):

UMass Amherst Partners with Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives on Applied Research Program

“The Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives (VAWC) are working to create an applied research program in worker cooperatives.  Over the past ten months a unique educational opportunity geared towards introducing undergraduate college students to cooperative economic enterprises has been in the works. It is a joint project of the Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) and the Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives (VAWC). Both are located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. VAWC is the regional organization of worker cooperatives.  The program will be focusing on worker-owned cooperatives as one kind of economic firm, the field of cooperative enterprises in general, the history of the movement, and its sharing in the building of a solidarity economy.”

“The Economics Department proposes an Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Economic Research that will provide undergraduates with new opportunities for practical, field-based research while also promoting local economic development.”

 

“Engaging and Encouraging Future Cooperators through Education” by Mark Paul and Anastasia Wilson

Professor Nancy Folbre’s Economix blog posts, for the New York Times

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