Randy Albelda, PhD

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

Randy Albelda is a professor of economics, graduate program director of MA in Applied Economics, and senior research fellow at the Center for Social Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research and teaching covers a broad range of economic policies affecting women’s economic status, with a particular focus on the ways in which low-wage mothers package earnings and government supports. In addition to many academic journal articles and policy reports, she is coauthor of the books Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty; Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Wage Discrimination; and The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual. Albelda received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has worked as research director of the Massachusetts State Senate’s Taxation Committee and the legislature’s Special Commission on Tax Reform.