Feminist economics posts

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Feminist Economics and Policymaking

I am thrilled to start contributing to the International Association for Feminist Economics blog, Feminist economics posts. I signed up to contribute because I’d like to engage in a discussion with you about feminist economics within the context of today’s public policy debates. Every day, I get up and—with my amazing team at the Washington […]

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

The political debate over the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014 and a flurry of recent popular culture pieces in the “Can Women Have it All?” debate (e.g. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Deborah Spar’s Wonder Women, and Anne Marie Slaughter’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”) remind us that the feminist ideal of gender […]

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Teaching feminist economics to gender-blind policymakers in Hanoi

Feminist economists have an impact on policy; however, those impacts are not often immediately apparent. I was starkly reminded of this when, in early August, I had the opportunity to do a day’s teaching on “Gender and the Economy” in English and Vietnamese to the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration […]

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Feminist economic critiques and Australia’s equal remuneration hearing

Do feminist economists have a key competitive advantage in the area of contributing to understanding the low wages associated with care work? If so, perhaps it lies in their understandings about the limitations of mainstream economics and understandings of different approaches to theory and research. An example of this capacity occurred in 2010–2012 in Australia […]

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