Rakeen Mabud is the Chief Economist and Managing Director of Policy and Research at the Groundwork Collaborative. Rakeen is an expert on economic inequality, inflation, and the 21st century workplace, with a particular focus on how structural factors such as racism and sexism perpetuate inequities.
Most recently, Rakeen was the Senior Director of Research and Strategy at TIME’S UP Foundation, where she spearheaded the organization’s signature Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative. Prior to TIME’S UP, Rakeen was a Fellow and the Director of 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion Programs at the Roosevelt Institute, where she wrote about how structural inequities interact with the distribution of power in the economy. Rakeen also served in the Obama administration in the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rakeen’s writing has been published in The Guardian, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Morning Consult, The Hill, The American Prospect and Ms. Magazine, among other outlets.
Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College. She grew up in Maryland and currently resides in New York City.