Katherine Moos

Economist, Program on Gender and Care Work and Assistant Professor of Economics

Katherine Moos is an Economist in PERI's Gender and Care Work Program and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed her Ph.D. in economics at The New School for Social Research in 2017. Her dissertation, Essays on The Theory and Political Economy of Policy, received the Edith Henry Johnson Memorial Award in Economics, Civil Affairs and Education. Her research interests center on the relationship between economic policy, care work, and time use. In particular, Dr. Moos is interested in the political economy of working hours regulation, including efforts to expand access to paid and unpaid family medical leave. She has also written and published on macroeconomic policy and theory. Prior to her appointment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and PERI, Dr. Moos taught economics at Sarah Lawrence College. She has also worked for various non-profit advocacy organizations focused on domestic poverty and the U.S. social safety net.

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