Radhika Balakrishnan, executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, and Professor, Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. Previously, she was Professor of Economics and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College.
She has worked at the Ford Foundation as a program officer in the Asia Regional Program. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the US Human Rights Network and on the Board of the Center for Constitutional Rights and the International Association for Feminist Economics.
She is the co-editor with Diane Elson of Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account (Zed Books, 2011). She is the author of Why MES with Human Rights: Integrating Macro Economic Strategies with Human Rights (Marymount Manhattan College, 2005). She edited The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy (Kumarian Press, 2001), co-edited Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World's Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt (Rutgers University Press, 2000), and also authored numerous articles that have appeared in books and journals.
Professor Balakrishnan's work focuses on gender and development, gender and the global economy, human rights and economic and social rights. Her research and advocacy work has sought to change the lens through which macroeconomic policy is interpreted and critiqued by applying international human rights norms to assess macroeconomic policy.
She tweets from @rbalakra.
"Why MES with Human Rights? Integrating Macro Economic Strategies with Human Rights"
Marymount Manhattan College [New York, 2005]
The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy
Kumarian Press 
"Why Human Rights are Indispensable to Financial Regulation," Co-authored with Hames Heintz
Huffington Post [March 2010]
"Making the International Monetary Fund Accountable to Human Rights," Co-authored with James Heintz
Huffington Post [April 2010]
"Rethinking Macro Economic Strategies from a Human Rights Perspective," Co-authored with Diane Elson and Raj Patel
Development (53) [March 2010]
"Exploring Collaborations: Heterodox Economics and Economic Social Rights Framework"
Feminist Economics (13) [January 2007]
"Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World's Religions," with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt
Rutgers University Press