Can Green Economics Revive the Economy? Feb. 16

February 14th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—Robert Pollin believes that President Obama’s “green recovery” agenda will be a powerful engine to revitalize the U.S. economy.

As a guest of the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University, Pollin will discuss the reasons for his support of this agenda, such as job creation and financial stabilization, and how best to finance this economic and environmental transformation.v
Pollin’s Feb. 16 talk will be drawn from his extensive research on green economic policy.

He is professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Pollin’s research focuses on macroeconomics, low-wage work and financial markets. His most recent books include A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages and An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for Kenya.

He is also co-author of the reports “Job Opportunities for the Green Economy” and “Green Recovery,” which explore the economic benefits of large-scale investments in a clean-energy economy.

The free program begins at 7 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts, on Main Street in Plymouth. A reception and light refreshments follow.

The next speaker in the series will be Maude Barlow, senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, speaking on “The Fight to Stop The Corporate Theft of the World’s Water.”

Saul O Sidore Lecture series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. For information contact Professor Mark Fischler, or log on to

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