Heidi Hartmann

Economist, MacArthur Fellow, and President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

Dr. Heidi Hartmann, a MacArthur fellow, is a leading economist and women's movement intellectual. In 1987, she founded the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the leading American think tank informing women's policy issues, where she currently serves as President and CEO. Dr. Hartmann has appeared as an expert on NBC Nightly News, been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and is frequently quoted in notable press outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Hartmann is the recipient of honorary degrees from Swarthmore College and Claremont Graduate University, the Wilbur Cross Medal for distinguished alumni of the graduate school of Yale University, and the 2012 Women of Vision Award from the National Organization for Women. Most recently she was named the 2014 Charlotte Perkins Gillman Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She is an economist with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics. She is also a Research Professor at George Washington University.