Lenore Palladino

Lenore Palladino is assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics and a research associate at the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute, as well as a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. She holds a PhD from the New School University in economics and a JD from Fordham Law School. She is also a contributing editor at the Boston Review and a fellow at the Rutgers Institute for Employee Ownership.

Palladino’s research centers on corporate power, stakeholder corporations, shareholder primacy, and the relationship between corporate governance and the labor market. She has also written on financial transaction taxes, employee ownership, and the rise of fintech. She has published in Politics & Society, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Yale Journal of Regulation, and Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, as well as the Financial Times and State Tax Notes. She frequently works with policymakers, media, and advocates on corporate and financial policy. Recent working papers include “The Economic Argument for Stakeholder Corporations” and “Do Corporate Insiders use Stock Buybacks for Personal Gain?” She has testified on the impacts of stock buybacks before the House Financial Services Committee.

Prior to joining UMass, Palladino was senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute and a lecturer in economics at Smith College. She was previously vice president for advocacy at Demos and a lecturer in economics at New York University. Earlier in her career, she was campaign director at MoveOn, a lead organizer with the labor union CSEA-AFSCME, and national director of United Students Against Sweatshops.

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