Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre, a MacArthur Fellow, is a professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values and Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education; a co-author, with Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, James Heintz, and the Center for Popular Economics, of Field Guide to the U.S. Economy; and a co-author, with Randy Albelda, of The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual, all published by The New Press. Her academic books include For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States and Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’s Economix blog.

News and Reviews

New Press author Nancy Folbre to be recognized by the National Employment Law Project

On April 30, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) will honor economist and writer Nancy Folbre, U.S.

Books by Nancy Folbre

Field Guide to the U.S. Economy
A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in America

Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, Nancy Folbre, James Heintz

The Invisible Heart
Economics and Family Values

Nancy Folbre

Saving State U
Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education

Nancy Folbre

The War on the Poor
A Defense Manual

Nancy Folbre, Randy Albelda