Pavlina R. Tcherneva is an assistant professor of Economics at Franklin and Marshall College and a research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability. She specializes in the fields of fiscal policy, monetary theory, and macroeconomic stabilization. Current research interests include the nature of federal government finance, Keynesian fiscal policy, and the impact of direct job creation on gender outcomes. Tcherneva has collaborated with economists and policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States on advancing and evaluating public employment programs. She has written both on the financial and institutional aspects of job guarantees and their relative advantages over income support programs.

In 2004, Tcherneva co-edited Full Employment and Price Stability: The Macroeconomic Vision of William S. Vickrey (with M. Forstater), a collection of lesser known works by the late Nobel Prize-winning economist, who spent the last years of his life advocating for full employment. She has previously taught at Bard College and the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) and has conducted research at the University of Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, U.K.