Robert Drago

Research director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Robert Drago is Research Director at the <a href="" target="_hplink">Institute for Women’s Policy Research</a> and a Professorial Fellow at the <a href="" target="_hplink">University of Melbourne</a>, is a co-founder and co-chair of the <a href="" target="_hplink">Take Care Net</a>. He previously served as a Senior Economist for the <a href="" target="_hplink">Joint Economic Committee of Congress</a>, as Professor of <a href="" target="_hplink">Labor Studies</a> and <a href="" target="_hplink">Women's Studies</a> at <a href="" target="_hplink">Penn State University</a>, and is past president of the <a href="" target="_hplink">College and University Work-Family Association</a>. 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 <a href="" target="_hplink">Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life</a> and the 3rd edition of <a href="" target="_hplink">Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination</a>, 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 <a href="" target="_hplink">Council on Contemporary Families</a> and the <a href="" target="_hplink">International Association for Feminist Economics</a>.