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About Michael Ash

Professor Ash is also affiliated with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), where he collaborates on the Corporate Toxics Information Project and uses EPA data to track the exposure of communities to pollution hazards (findings from which recently appeared in his co-authored Justice in the Air). A grant from the National Institutes of Health supported his research on the relationship between hospital labor unions, wages, and patient safety. Other recent publications include his co-authored article in Feminist Economics, “Whose Money, Whose Time? A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Time Spent on Housework the United States.” Professor Ash was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Budapest, Hungary, and served previously as a staff labor economist for the Council of Economic Advisors.


Present Chair, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Albie Awards, Foreign Policy Magazine
  • 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013, Foreign Policy Magazine
  • 2011 College Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • 2003,8,9 Nominee, University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2007 Fulbright Fellowship, Hungary
  • 2002 Wayne F. Placek Award, American Psychological Foundation
  • 1997 Lloyd Ulman Graduate Student Fellowship in Labor Economics
  • 1992 Mellon Fellowship
  • 1991 Princeton Project 55 Fellowship

Contact Information

1006 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-6329


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Presentations (14)

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