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Lenore Palladino

PERI Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics

Lenore Palladino is a Research Associate at PERI and Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at UMass Amherst. She holds a Ph.D. from the New School University in Economics and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. She is also a Contributing Editor at the Boston Review and a Fellow at the Academic-Industry Research Network.

Lenore's research centers on corporate power, stakeholder corporations, shareholder primacy, and the relationship between corporate governance and the labor market. She has also written on financial transaction taxes, employee ownership, the macroeconomic effect of investing in the care economy, and the rise of fintech. She has published in the Review of Black Political Economy, the Review of Radical Political Economy, Politics & Society, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Law and Political Economy, the Yale Journal of Regulation, and Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, as well as the Financial Times and State Tax Notes. She frequently works with policymakers, media, and advocates on corporate and financial policy. She has testified on the impacts of shareholder primacy stock buybacks before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (2022) and the House Financial Services Committee (2019).

Prior to joining UMass, Palladino was senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute and a lecturer in economics at Smith College. She was previously vice president for advocacy at Demos and a lecturer in economics at New York University. Earlier in her career, she was campaign director at MoveOn, a lead organizer with the labor union CSEA-AFSCME, and national director of United Students Against Sweatshops.

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