Robert Drago

Research director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Robert Drago is Research Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, is a co-founder and co-chair of the Take Care Net. He previously served as a Senior Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, as Professor of Labor Studies and Women's Studies at Penn State University, and is past president of the College and University Work-Family Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar. The author of four books and over 70 articles, his most recent books are Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life and the 3rd edition of Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination, published by Dollars & Sense in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His research concerns working time flexibility, pay equity, biases against caregiving in the academic workplace, and public policies for working families. He is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families and the International Association for Feminist Economics.