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Robert Pollin

Robert Pollin is Distinguished University Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His books include Back to Full Employment and, most recently, Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet (co-authored with Noam Chomsky).


A message of support from Noam Chomsky and Bob Pollin.

Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin

Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.

Gerald Epstein, Robert Pollin

An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics. 

Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin, C. J. Polychroniou
Greening the economy is not only possible but necessary: global economic growth depends on it.
Robert Pollin

Full employment used to be an explicit goal of economic policy in most of the industrialized world. Some countries even achieved it. In Back to Full Employment, economist Robert Pollin argues that the United States—today faced with its highest level of unemployment since the Great Depressio—should put full employment back on the agenda.

Robert Pollin

We need a new regulatory framework that is capable of stabilizing markets and channeling financial resources away from the speculative casino.

Robert Pollin


1.2% of the GDP. That's all it would take to green the economy.

Robert Pollin

Employment conditions in the United States today remain disastrous—worse than at any time since the Depression of the 1930s.

Robert Pollin

Forum Responses

When it comes to growth, the devil is in the details.
Robert Pollin
The aim of my research is to develop a policy approach capable of achieving the IPCC target while also increasing broadly shared economic well-being, starting with the expansion of job opportunities. I...
Robert Pollin
Creating an economy with an abundance of decent employment opportunities—a “full-employment” economy, as I have used the term—is a matter of basic ethics. Without full employment, the fundamental notion of equal rights...
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