Pavlina R. Tcherneva is Associate Professor of Economics, and Director of the Economics Department and the Economics & Finance Program at Bard College. She holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Gettysburg College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She specializes in the fields of modern monetary theory, fiscal policy, macroeconomic stabilization, and the economics of gender, and has previously taught at Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
From 2000-2006, Dr. Tcherneva served as the Associate Director for Economic Analysis at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she remains a Research Associate. In Summer 2006, Dr. Tcherneva was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, U.K., and since July 2007, she has been a Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.
Dr. Tcherneva has collaborated with policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States on developing and evaluating various job creation programs. She has worked both on the financial and institutional aspects of direct job creation programs and has examined the relative merits of job and income guarantee proposals. Dr. Tcherneva has also written on the impact of public employment on women and the environment. Her articles have appeared in the International Journal of Environment, Workplace, and Employment, Review of Social Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, International Journal of Political Economy, Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, and other journals. She is the co-editor of Full Employment and Price Stability: The Macroeconomic Vision of William S. Vickrey (Elgar 2004).
Dr. Tcherneva’s current research project, funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), is titled “Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Bottom Up Approach.” She blogs for New Economic Perspectives.