Feminist economics posts

Günseli Berik

Günseli Berik is Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, USA, where she is also co-director of the Master’s Program. She received her bachelors of science degree in economics from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) and her masters and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Berik’s research and teaching are in the fields of development economics, gender and development, feminist economics, and political economy of ethnicity, gender, and class. Her publications, which examine gender inequalities in labor markets and wellbeing, range from a fieldwork-based study of women carpet weavers in Turkey to recent work on international trade, gender wage inequality, and working conditions in Asia. Her work on the US has focused on training for building-trades employment and time allocation in the household during the 2007–09 recession; her latest work looks at the broader metrics of economic welfare.

Berik belongs to a research group working on methodological improvement and wider adoption of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). She served on the Board of Directors of IAFFE (1998–2001) and the Editorial Board (2002–04) and Associate Editor team (2004–09) of Feminist Economics. She was a Guest Co-editor of two special issues of the journal that were published as books: Gender, China, and the WTO (Routledge 2010) and Inequality, Development, and Growth (Routledge 2011). Berik also co-edited Social Justice and Gender Equality: Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies (Routledge 2008). In January 2010, she joined Diana Strassmann as editor of Feminist Economics.

Kate Bahn

Kate Bahn is an Economist at the Center for American Progress. Her economic policy work has focused on labor markets, retirement, the role of gender in the economy, inequality, and teacher labor markets. Bahn has written about gender and economics for a variety of publications, including The NationThe Guardian, Salon, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She also serves as chair of the communications committee for the International Association for Feminist Economics.

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