Feminist economics posts

Welcome to Feminist economics posts

Welcome to Feminist economics posts, the blog of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE).

Feminist economics posts brings a feminist-economics perspective to current intellectual and policy debates. Our diverse, international roster of contributors expands the reach of feminist economics beyond communities of scholars to policymakers and activists worldwide.

The IAFFE blog provides a forum for discussing fast-developing global issues, longstanding intellectual concerns, and personal reflections. The comments feature is meant to encourage lively debate among feminist economists and others engaged with these questions.

Feminist economics posts complements IAFFE’s journal, Feminist Economics, and Feminist Economics Research Notes.

Please help spread the word about this exciting IAFFE initiative by encouraging your colleagues and friends to follow Feminist economics posts.

On behalf of the IAFFE Publications Committee,

Günseli Berik and Diana Strassmann
Moderators 

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4 comments
  1. Diana and Gunseli, Moderators says: November 5, 20136:22 pm

    The idea for an IAFFE blog has been in the works for almost two years, with discussions among IAFFE committees, the Board, Feminist Economics editorial teams, and various IAFFE members. Feminist economics posts is currently in a pilot phase, under the auspices of the IAFFE Publications Committee. To promote a successful launch, we wanted to ensure that the blog includes sufficient regular contributions while also reflecting IAFFE’s geographical and intellectual diversity. The starting roster comprises scholars who have agreed to contribute on a regular, ongoing basis with a series of blogs. We anticipate a rotating membership among the list of bloggers and, once the blog is more established, will welcome contributions from additional IAFFE members. We invite any IAFFE member to get in touch with us if they are interested in becoming a future blogger, whether as a guest or a regular contributor. We invite all IAFFE members to contribute their thoughts on an ongoing basis via comments on blogs.

  2. Andrew says: November 5, 201310:16 pm

    Looking forward to many thoughtful posts!

  3. Prue Hyman says: November 6, 20134:31 am

    Prue Hyman: I think that Diana/Gunseli’s comment above was partly at least in response to what follows this – I have had a private note from Ebru Kongar, who is one of the page administrators apologising for accidentally deleting it and asking me to post it again. So here it is. Part of it is a bit outdated now following what Diana/Gunseli say above which answers my point and keeps me fairly happy! What I said before was:

    Congratulations to all in Iaffe involved with this splendid new initiative. This plus the recent discussion on email initiated by Kellia Ramares-Watson’s have revitalised my interest and participation in Iaffe (have missed the last 2 conferences and Iaffe activities are currently nonexistent in NZ – they relied on my organising them). I enjoyed the discussion and may yet contribute – nothing very new but many familiar and important issues discussed. I like the idea of the blog too but am a little disturbed about it being confined to 25 named contributors (none from NZ!) when many others in Iaffe might like to contribute and have interesting items to share. Would the moderators like to explain this decision? (and perhaps reconsider?) All the best from NZ

  4. Haroon Akram-Lodhi says: November 27, 20138:24 pm

    I wanted to congratulate FE on the launch of the Feminist Economics Research Network one-pagers. It can be very difficult for academics to distill their research down into a short contribution. However, it is a very important discipline to learn, because I suspect that the one-pagers have the potential to have a significant policy impact, if for no other reason than precisely because they are brief, to the point, and readable. This means that they can be read and used for advocacy in a way that is not the case for academic articles. In my view, then, the one-pagers may very well be an effective way of ‘spreading the word’ regarding cutting-edge research in feminist economics.

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