Rose Khattar

Associate Director, Economic Analysis

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Rose Khattar is the associate director of economic analysis on the Poverty to Prosperity team at American Progress.

Prior to joining American Progress, Khattar was studying a Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was also a teaching fellow with the Economics Department. Most recently, Khattar worked as a consultant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on gender pay transparency laws and partnered with the World Bank on closing gender gaps in at-home care work in parts of the Middle East.

Khattar has worked as a policy and media adviser to an Australian federal senator and as an economist at the Australian Treasury Department on various social and economic issues. She began her career in the legal field working to help low-income communities access justice.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Australia, where she received the University Medal in Economics.

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Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security Article
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Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security

Women and their families should find some current financial pressures—fueled partly by the gender wage gap—alleviated by recent policy wins, particularly if policymakers prioritize implementing new pathways to good jobs for women in the years ahead.

Opinion: Hispanic and Latino workers deserve equal economic opportunity, not a return to the pre-pandemic status quo In the News

Opinion: Hispanic and Latino workers deserve equal economic opportunity, not a return to the pre-pandemic status quo

Rose Khattar and Jessica Vela discuss how equitable implementation of the Biden administration's major economic accomplishments, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, can help better support Hispanic and Latino workers.

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