Pavlina R. Tcherneva is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics and the Economics and Finance Program at Bard College. She previously taught at Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During 2000-2006, Pavlina served as the associate director for economic analysis at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, where she remains a research associate. During Summer 2006, she 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.

Pavlina conducts research in the fields of public policy and monetary theory and has collaborated with policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States. Her current research examines the nexus between monetary and fiscal policies under sovereign currency regimes and the macroeconomic merits of alternative stabilization policies. In her recent work she offered a reinterpretation of Keynes’s approach to full employment and is currently working on the impact of different fiscal policies on unemployment, income distribution, and public goods provisioning. She has also examined the role, nature, and relative effectiveness of Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s alternative monetary policies during the Great Recession. She is the coeditor of Full Employment and Price Stability: The Macroeconomic Vision of William S. Vickrey (Elgar 2004). Pavlina 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.

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