M. V. Lee  Badgett

M. V. Lee Badgett

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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M. V. Lee Badgett is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Williams Distinguished Scholar at UCLA’s Williams Institute. Her research focuses on the global cost of homophobia and transphobia and on LGBTI economic inequality, including wage gaps, employment discrimination, and poverty. Her latest book, The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All, will be published by Beacon Press on May 19. Prof. Badgett has been a consultant, advisor, or speaker on LGBTI issues to the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, IDB, ADB, U.S. State Department, OECD, global businesses, and LGBTI organizations. 

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