Heather Boushey
Heather Boushey

Executive Director and Chief Economist

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Heather Boushey is the Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and co-editor of a volume of 22 essays about how to integrate inequality into economic thinking, “After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality.” Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being and her latest book is “Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict” from Harvard University Press. The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field” and Politico twice named her one of the top 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics.”

Boushey writes regularly for popular media, including The New York Times’ “Room for Debate,” The Atlantic, and Democracy; and she makes frequent television appearances on Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS. She previously served as Chief Economist for Hillary Clinton’s transition team, and as an Economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. She sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute and is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics. She received her doctorate in economics from the New School for Social Research and her bachelor’s from Hampshire College.

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Taxation and fairness in an era of high inequality

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Heather Boushey on “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

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Understanding economic inequality and growth at the bottom of the income ladder

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Understanding economic inequality and growth at the middle of the income ladder

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Understanding economic inequality and growth at the top of the income ladder

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Thomas Piketty’s big book: What do you really need to know?

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“Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Families”

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