Pia Malaney

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Pia Malaney is Co-Founder and Director of The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society and Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The Center works to build new approaches to integrating the innovation economy with broader US markets and relevant policy for encouraging innovation-led growth in the service of society. As INET Senior Economist Dr. Malaney is editor of the INET Working Paper Series, a curated collection of cutting edge research from the INET community that focuses on critical areas of the discipline. Her own professional research has focused on economic, biological, and sociological approaches to human welfare, using Gauge Theory as a foundation for geometric marginalism. She has held positions at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Center for International Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School where she worked in collaboration with Asian and African governments on the development of health care and economic policies. She received a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Harvard University.

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INET Research in a Stressful Year

Article | Feb 23, 2018

In the face of  laissez-faire capitalism at home and resurgent nationalism across the globe, INET offers an innovative look at the causes of—and solutions for—the problems that ail a fissuring world economy.

Mortality Crisis Redux: The Economics of Despair

Article | Mar 27, 2017

The health crisis afflicting working-class Americans recalls similar symptoms in Russia following the collapse of communism

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Rob Johnson, Pia Malaney, and other INET scholars have signed a letter in the FT in response to a call for a return to austerity

News Jun 15, 2021

“Moreover, too little government spending can increase company bankruptcies and lead to less investment in research and development, hurting the supply side of our economies — potentially exacerbating inflationary pressures. The EU has gone through a decade of demand stagnation, performing well below its productive potential. Inflationary forces of the 1970s are no longer intact, not least because of declining labour bargaining power, changing demographics, high inequality and private debt overhang. Without concerted fiscal expansion to scale-up investment and protect the vulnerable, aggregate demand will remain low and standards of living will stagnate. Instead of fetishising fiscal discipline, we should prioritise more important social, economic and environmental outcomes — like creating well-paid green jobs, lifting millions out of poverty and implementing green infrastructure projects.” — From Frank van Lerven and others, Financial Times

Research Webinar & Book Launch: Macroeconomic Inequality From Reagan to Trump

Event Webinar | Sep 18, 2020

A discussion with Lance Taylor and Özlem Ömer, authors of INET’s new book Macroeconomics Inequality from Reagan to Trump

Is Free Money the Future of the Safety Net?

Video | Feb 6, 2019

Universal Basic Income is gaining in popularity, among socialists and libertarians alike. But when it comes to implementation, the devil is in the details.

Narrative as Destiny: Steering Markets and Innovation to Serve Society

Video | Dec 6, 2017

“The stories we tell ourselves about the world are a map of the world as we see it. And if we want to change the world, we have to change the story first.”

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