Research Associate Yana van der Meulen Rodgers is a professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies department at Rutgers University. She previously taught economics at the College of William and Mary (1993-2004). Her areas of research include economics of gender, nutrition and food policy, and development economics. Many of her studies have focused on East and South Asian economies. Rodgers has published numerous articles in refereed economics journals, including World Development, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Global Social Policy, Asian Development Review, Journal of Labor Economics, and Gender and Development. She is the author of Maternal Employment and Child Health: Global Issues and Policy Solutions (Edward Elgar, 2011) and a coeditor of Social Justice and Gender Equality: Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies (Routledge, 2009) and Inequality, Development, and Growth (Routledge, 2011). She is a past president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (2013–14), and has served as an associate editor of Feminist Economics since 2005. She has also worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank.
Rodgers holds a BA in economics from Cornell University and an MA and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.