• Lawrence King

    Lawrence King Professor of Economics Lawrence King (Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 1997) is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He previously was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology...

  • Interview: Katherine Moos

    PERI ECONOMIST Q&A SERIES Katherine Moos This interview is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. Read Katherine Moo's bio here. Feminist Political Economy Sheds Extra Light Into Capitalism’s Systemic Exploitative...

     Commentary

    Advancing New Perspectives on Feminist Political Economy: Interview with Katherine Moos

    PERI ECONOMIST INTERVIEW SERIES Katherine Moos This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. Read Katherine Moo's bio here. C.J. Polychroniou: What attracted you to economics as a college major and as a career?...

    Interview
    , Oct, 2019
    Katherine Moos, C.J. Polychroniou
     Research

    Employment Creation through Green Locomotive Manufacturing at Wabtec’s Erie, Pennsylvania Facility

    >> Download full report >> Register for report overview webinar taking place on April 25 at 1pm ET This report estimates the prospects for job creation through expanding green locomotive manufacturing at the Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (Wabtec)...

    Research Report
    , Apr, 2023
    Gregor Semieniuk, Robert Pollin
  • Economists

    View Profile Arjun Jayadev Co-Director, Asian Political Economy ProgramAssociate Professor of Economics View Profile Lawrence King Professor of Economics View Profile David Kotz Senior Research FellowProfessor Emeritus View Profile Zhongjin Li...

  • Research Assistants

    is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He works with Professor Lawrence King on projects related to the political economy of health. He is interested in the political economy of health and the...

     Research

    Environmental Destruction in the New Economy: Offshore Finance and Mangrove Forest Clearance in Grand Cayman

    attributed to the development of the tourist industry and aquaculture. In this paper, Katrina Jurn, Joseph Lavallee and Lawrence King provide an analysis of mangrove deforestation in Grand Cayman that challenges this understanding. They show that...

    Working Paper
    , Jan, 2018
    Katrina Jurn, Joseph Lavallee, Lawrence King

    Political Economy

    Law Around the World 150 Years Later" The Uneven Record of State Socialism May 2010 -- Patrick Hamm, David Stuckler and Lawrence King ask "Why did the transitions from state socialism to capitalism result in improved growth in some countries but...

    Staff

    Peter S. Arno Michael Ash James K. Boyce Shouvik Chakraborty Daniel Ellsberg Nancy Folbre Jayati Ghosh James Heintz Lawrence King Patrick Mason Katherine Moos Léonce Ndikumana Lenore Palladino Gregor Semieniuk Vamsi Vakulabharanam Isabella Weber...

     Research

    Deaths of Despair in Comparative Perspective

    rising mortality from substance use disorders and self-harm at the bottom of the class structure. PERI researcher Lawrence King along with Gabor Scheiring and Elias Nosrati compare this current U.S. public health crisis to that which ravaged Eastern...

    Journal Article
    , Apr, 2022
    Lawrence King, Gabor Scheiring, Elias Nosrati
     Commentary

    U.S. Pharma Industry Converts Monopoly Power into Political Power

    During The Real News Network interview, UMass-Amherst economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharmaceutical industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power. >> Watch Interview

    Interview
    , Sep, 2017
    Lawrence King
     Commentary

    IMF's Structural Adjustment Programs Weaken States They Aim to Strengthen

    IMF's Structural Adjustment Programs Weaken States They Aim to Strengthen In The Real News Network interview, PERI's Lawrence King discusses how some IMF programs undermine the ability of governments in developing countries to properly govern. >> View...

    Interview
    , Mar, 2018
    Lawrence King
     Commentary

    IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies

    IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies In The Real News Network interview, PERI's Lawrence King discusses his report on conditionalities that the IMF imposes when it provides loans that interfere with food production and...

    Interview
    , Oct, 2018
    Lawrence King
     Research

    Economic Decline, Incarceration, and Mortality from Drug Use Disorders in the USA between 1983 and 2014: an observational analysis

    >> Read study in Lancet Public Health Journal A study co-authored by PERI economists Michael Ash and Lawrence King and published in the Lancet Public Health Journal concludes that drug use disorders are an increasing cause of disability and early death...

    Journal Article
    , Aug, 2019
    Michael Ash, Lawrence King, Elias Nosrati, Jacob Kang-Brown, Martin McKee
     Research

    Don’t Worry about the Drug Industry’s Profits When Considering a Waiver on COVID-19 Intellectual Property Rights

    >> Read article published by The BMJ In an article published by The BMJ, PERI's Lawrence King and colleagues argue that policy makers should prioritize public health over private monopolies in the debate around global access to COVID-19 vaccines and...

    Journal Article
    , Feb, 2022
    Luke Hawksbee, Martin McKee, Lawrence King
  • Katherine Moos

    Katherine Moos Economist, Program on Gender and Care Work and Assistant Professor of Economics Katherine Moos is an Economist in PERI's Gender and Care Work Program and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She...


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