Rebecca M. Blank
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Economist; Public policy scholar; Educator; Academic administrator
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Public Affairs and Public Policy
Played a role in clarifying how macroeconomic factors affect the economic well-being of the poor and women. Served on the Council of Economic Advisors and on National Academy of Science panels. Analyzed policies for promoting social welfare, especially for anti-poverty programs. Books include Changing Inequality, Measuring Racial Discrimination (with Marilyn Dabady and Connie Citro), Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice (with William McGurn), It Takes A Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty, and Do Justice: Linking Christian Faith and Modern Economic Life.