Expertise: Economy, labor markets and wages, women’s economic issues, entrepreneurship, competition

Kate Bahn is an economist at American Progress. Her work has focused on labor markets, retirement, the role of gender in the economy, inequality, and teacher labor markets.

In addition to her work on the Economic Policy team, Bahn has written about gender and economics for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Guardian, Salon, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She also serves as chair of the communications committee for the International Association for Feminist Economics and as moderator of the organization’s blog, “Feminist economics posts.”

Bahn received both her doctorate and Master of Science in economics from The New School for Social Research, where she also worked as a researcher for the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.

By Kate Bahn
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Raising Pay and Providing Benefits for Workers in a Disruptive EconomyCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2017
Ivanka Trump’s Report Card on Women’s and Working Families’ IssuesCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
Economics of MisogynyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2017
The Importance of Paid Leave for CaregiversCenter for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2017
Economy needs to create 4.4 million more jobsMarketWatchJuly 31, 2017
The State of the U.S. Labor Market for Black Women: Pre-July 2017 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2017
This Father’s Day, Let’s Talk About Paid LeaveCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2017
Trump is wrong: Clean energy is great for the U.S. economyMarketWatchJune 8, 2017
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-June 2017 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
The Motherhood Penalty Hurts Us AllInvestopediaMay 12, 2017
Single Women Face the Greatest Risk and Economic InsecurityCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
The Big Lie that Conservative Policies Are Good for Small BusinessCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2017
The one word that explains why your pay is so lowMarketWatchApril 20, 2017
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2017 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2017
The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2017
The Pillars of EquityCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2017
A Day in the U.S. Economy Without WomenCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2017
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2017 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2017
Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave Are Not Job KillersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 5, 2017
Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is a ScamNewsweekDecember 8, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2016
A Progressive Agenda for Inclusive and Diverse EntrepreneurshipCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2016
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2016 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2016
Reviving AntitrustCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2016
How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage GapCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2016