News | July 2024

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Welcomes Pavlina R. Tcherneva as Incoming President

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College welcomes Pavlina R. Tcherneva as its next president, succeeding Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, who has held the role since 1986.
“After thirty-eight years as president of the Levy Institute, the time has come to pass the baton to the new generation,” Papadimitriou announced, “I can think of no one better than Pavlina to lead the Levy Institute into its next phase of development in exploring solutions to the economic challenges that lie ahead.”
Tcherneva, who first joined the Levy Institute in 1997 as a forecasting fellow, has been a scholar at the Institute since 2007, specializing in modern money and public policy. She is a professor of economics at Bard College and founding director of the Bard-OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative. Her book The Case for a Job Guarantee (Polity 2020), one of the Financial Times economics books of 2020 and published in nine languages, is a timely guide to the benefits of one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today.
“My mission is clear,” Tcherneva has stated, “to continue to curate cutting-edge research, grow our graduate programs, and amplify the Institute's impact on policy. We have produced some of the most influential work on financial instability, money, inequality, gender, and employment policy and we will continue to make these impacts and expand the Institute's reach.”
“Our work matters. Financial markets crash. Mainstream theories fail. At the Levy Economics Institute, we will continue to do what we do best: make sense of the senseless, find patterns in the chaos of global economics, and produce actionable policies for a safe, sustainable, and stable economy.”

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