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Rakeen Mabud

Program Director

Roosevelt Institute


Rakeen Mabud manages the Roosevelt Institute’s work on job creation, contingent work, the racial wealth gap, and intersectionality and economics. She has written about Universal Basic Income and the future of work, and managed the publication of “Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy.” She also co-authored Roosevelt’s paper on digital equity, “Wired: Connecting Equity to a Universal Broadband Strategy.” Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Hill, and Teen Vogue, and has discussed her work on NPR’s Future City, The Other Washington, and The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN FM.

Rakeen has an extensive background in economic policy. She served as a political appointee in the Obama administration, where she worked on domestic microeconomic policy issues at the Treasury Department. She received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College, and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where her doctoral research examined how housing wealth affects political preferences.

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