Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research, a scientific research organization she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at George Washington University.
Dr. Hartmann is a co-author of Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave; Equal Pay for Working Families; and Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children. She has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lectures widely on women, economics, and public policy, frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress, and is often cited as an authority in various media outlets.
Prior to founding IWPR, Dr. Hartmann was on the faculties of Rutgers University and the New School for Social Research and worked at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. In 1994, Dr. Hartmann was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship Award for her work in the field of women and economics, and, in 1995, she received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Swarthmore College, her alma mater. She is Vice-Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations.
Dr. Hartmann holds a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in economics. Follow her on Twitter @HeidiatlWPR.
Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave
Equal Pay for Working Families
Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children
Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (co-editor)
Feminist Economics (editorial board)
Jump Starting Real Wage Growth for Women: Increasing the Minimum Wage and Improving Overtime Laws
The Economic Policy Institute Blog [March 28, 2014]
The Lost Decade of Wage Growth for Women
The Economic Policy Institute Blog [March 27, 2014]