PAVLINA R. TCHERNEVA is Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College and Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. She specializes in Modern Monetary Theory and public policy.

Her book The Case for a Job Guarantee (2020) is a timely guide to the benefits of one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today. Tcherneva’s research on the Job Guarantee has informed the proposals of several members of Congress, including that of the Green New Deal resolution. Her early work assessed Argentina’s adoption of a large-scale job creation proposal she had developed with colleagues in the United States. She also worked with the Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign after her research on inequality had garnered national attention.

Tcherneva frequently speaks at Central Banks on Modern Monetary Theory and macro-economic stabilization policies and her work is regularly featured in the media, including NPR, BBC, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, CNN, New York Times, WSJ, and other.

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A Global Marshall Plan for Joblessness?

Article | May 11, 2016

The corrosive social and economic effects of what have now become ‘normal’ unemployment levels require new solutions, and tradewithout full employment exacerbates the problem

The Long Battle For A Living Wage Goes On

Article | Aug 30, 2013

The battle for a living wage for the nation’s poorest workers is set against the backdrop of mass unemployment and the highest level of economic inequality in the U.S. in almost a century.

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YSI North America Convening

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Feb 22–24, 2019

On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.

Why We Need a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Video | Jul 11, 2018

13 million people looking for living wage work is not a “full employment” economy

INET Guide to the 2017 EEA Meeting

Event Conference | Feb 23–26, 2017

A reference guide to all Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) community presentations at the Eastern Economic Association’s (EEA) 2017 annual meeting

Bottom Up Fiscal Policy: Direct Employment of the Unemployed

Video | Dec 11, 2011

To cure unemployment, mostly we prime the pump: we devise fiscal strategies on the presumption that jobs follow economic growth. But the strategies have not worked, unemployment remains high.