A Post-Austerity Agenda

During the annual Robert Heilbroner Lecture, “Future of Capitalism: Towards Full Employment,” financial economist Robert Pollin proposes a post-austerity policy agenda that lays out a clear path to job creation and lowering public debt – while advancing greater equality. Robert Pollin, distinguished professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received his PhD from The New School and studied under Robert Heilbroner. He is co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and co-author of a recent study that debunks the notion that austerity policies can promote economic growth by starving social spending. This event will celebrate the fall issue of The New School’s Social Research journal, “Austerity: Failed Economics but Persistent Policy.” It is jointly sponsored by Social Research: An International Quarterly and the Center for Public Scholarship.