Global Inflation Today: What Is to Be Done?

PERI Conference, featuring INET Research Director Thomas Ferguson and INET Grantees

Dec 2–Nov 3, 2022 | 9:30 – 15:00 Download .ics

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL | UMass Amherst, Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Emerging out of the COVID lockdown, inflation in the U.S. and globally has risen to the highest levels in 40 years. On December 2-3, PERI will host a conference to explore the causes of this global inflation spike. Conference participants will also provide critical perspectives on the austerity macroeconomic policies being implemented globally to control inflation and will propose alternative policies capable of managing inflation without imposing austerity and rising mass unemployment.

The conference will include five panels over two days, with presentations available both in person at UMass and online: preliminary schedule is here.


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  • Thomas Ferguson

    Research Director, INET

  • Servaas Storm

    Senior Lecturer of Economics, Delft University of Technology

  • Eileen Appelbaum

    Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Robert Pollin

    Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, UMASS Amherst

  • Gerald Epstein

    Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

  • Robert Kuttner

    co-Founder & Co-Editor, The American Prospect

    Professor, Brandeis University

  • Nancy Folbre

    Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Isabella Weber

    Assistant Professor of Economics, UMASS, Amherst

  • William E. Spriggs

    Professor of Economics, Howard University

    Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

  • Michael Ash

    Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst