James Heintz


University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA USA

James Heintz is the Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests cover a wide range of economic policy issues, including job creation, gender and economics, global labor standards, the distributive consequences of macroeconomic policies, and the intersection between economics and human rights. He has worked on collaborative projects with numerous national and international institutions, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Development Program, the Human Development Report Office, the South African Human Rights Commission, the International Development Research Center (Canada), and UN-Women. His policy work has included work in developing countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, the Gambia, Madagascar, and South Africa. He was a member of the research team that produced UNWomen’s recent flagship report: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-16: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights. Heintz has been an IAFFE member for many years and is currently an Associate Editor for Feminist Economics. He co-edited, with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Stephanie Seguino, a special edition of the journal (Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Economic Crises).

Bio updated October 2016.