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Heather Boushey

October 19, Copley Square
Heather Boushey is a leading economist, public thinker, editor, and executive director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Her work, which focuses on the intersection of economic inequality and public policy, has twice landed Boushey on Politico’s top fifty “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics” list and caused the New York Times to call her one of the “most vibrant voices in the field.” She is the author of Finding Time, about the conflict between one’s private life and their work, and is a co-editor of After Piketty, a volume of twenty-two essays on integrating inequality into economic policy. Her most recent release, Unbound, explores how reducing inequality can boost an economy, and her pieces have been published in the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Democracy Journal. She has appeared on Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS and served as chief economist for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential transition team. She also is an associate editor of the journal Feminist Economics.