“I keep thinking we are somehow going to emerge as a social democratic country with a strong safety net. That is my goal.”
Economist, author, professor. Expert on the intersection of women, economics and public policy. Founder and president of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Board member of IAFFE (International Association for Feminist Economics) and AAPF (African American Policy Forum). B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, November 2021
Photo 1. Heidi, center, protesting in front of Mory’s, an eating and social club at Yale where the Economics club held their meetings that initially refused to admit women as club members when Yale first integrated its undergraduate college. Photo 2. IWPR President Heidi Hartmann (right) with IMF Managing Director Christine LaGarde and Fed Chair Janet Yellen (center) at Chair Yellen’s ceremonial swearing in ceremony in Washington, DC on March 5, 2014.