Gordon Hall

Robert Pollin3
James K Boyce3
Michael Ash2
3Robert Pollin
3James K Boyce
2Michael Ash
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and Planning Department. Her interests include the economics of environmental policy, and the relationship between inequality and human well-being. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Abstract: This article recounts the intellectual history of the UNDP's Human Development Index. It begins with the early history of(More)
This paper documents the evolution of net flows of saving across sectors in six financial The paper has two main goals. First, we document the evolution of the allocation of funds between financial instruments and capital accumulation at the level of aggregate sectors during the recent decades. Second, we assess whether the recent expansion of finance,(More)
This paper examines three sets of major questions regarding the current U.S. government's fiscal deficit and outstanding debt, tied to the 2009 economic stimulus program, the American Recovery and Reinvest-ment Act (ARRA). First, I consider the claim that high levels of government borrowing drives up interest rates. These high rates then produce a heavy(More)
This paper examines spatial variations in exposure to toxic air pollution from industrial facilities in urban areas of the United States, using geographic microdata from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Risk‐Screening Environmental Indicators project. We find that average exposure in an urban area is positively correlated with the extent of racial(More)
In this paper we analyze the extent to which Chinese demand enhanced the performance of Latin American economies in the period of economic boom that took place from the turn of the century until the run up to the financial and economic crisis of 2008-2009. It has been argued that China's rise has been a blessing for the region because Chinese demand boosted(More)