Rakeen Mabud

Program Director

Rakeen Mabud is the Program Director of the Roosevelt Institute’s 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion programs. She manages the Institute’s work on job creation, contingent work, the racial wealth gap, and intersectionality and economics. At Roosevelt, she has written about Universal Basic Income and targeted infrastructure investment, and managed the publication of the Roosevelt Institute’s latest book, Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy. She is also a co-author of a forthcoming paper about digital equity, “Wired: Connecting Equity to a Universal Broadband Strategy.”

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