PAVLINA R. TCHERNEVA, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College and Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, NY. She specializes in modern monetary theory and public policy.
Tcherneva consulted for the Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign after her work on inequality had garnered national attention. Her research on the Job Guarantee has informed the proposals of several members of Congress. Her book The Case for a Job Guarantee (2020) is the ultimate guide to the benefits of one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today. She has collaborated with governments around the world on designing and evaluating employment programs, and frequently speaks at Central Banks on macro-economic stabilization policies. Tcherneva’s early work assessed Argentina’s adoption of a large-scale job creation proposal she had developed with colleagues in the United States. She is currently researching the impact of such jobs programs on young people and women, as well as on income inequality, household health and well-being. She is a co-author of a major study on the viability of the Job Guarantee in the U.S., published by the Levy Economics Institute.
Her first book Full Employment and Price Stability (2004) is a rare collection of writings on employment and inflation by Nobel Prize winning economist William Vickrey, adapted for the modern day. In 2006, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, U.K., where she immersed herself in J.M. Keynes’s collected writings and personal papers. She developed an interpretation of Keynes’s policy approach to full employment for which she was recognized by the Association for Social Economics with the Helen Potter Prize (2012).