Feminist Economics: contributions and challenges

Feminist Economics: contributions and challenges is the new WEA Conference, led by the Professors Alicia Puyana and Maria Alejandra Madi.

This WEA Conference calls for a pluralist reflection about current knowledge in Feminist Economics in terms of theories, empirical research and policies.  This WEA Conference aims to discuss new contributions to Feminist Economics while bridging the gap between different theoretical approaches, the practical applications of economic theories and the policy-making process. 

This conference will also be supported by IDEAs (International Development Economic Associates) and FLACSO (Facultad de Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociale, sede México).

WEA,  IDEAs and FLACSO share mutual goals and interests, such as opening spaces for inclusive economics in both research and teaching economics and the advancement of social justice and equality, and recognise the importance of collaboration for enhancing the impact and the reach of their work.  

Call for papers

We invite you to submit a short paper (up to 2000 words plus references) in English or Spanish in order to facilitate further dialogue about Feminist Economics more widely.  The papers should be submitted to feministeconomics2022@asaduzaman

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. The Foundations of feminist economics
    • The significance of the gender division of labour and the importance and role of unpaid work
    • Gendered property relations and asset markets
    • Legal, social and cultural barriers to women’s economic activity
    • The interplay between socio-cultural value systems, relational inequality and gendered economic relations.
    • Political participation and economic empowerment
  2. Gender and work
    • Labour market segmentation and gender gaps in occupation and pay
    • Gender and the conditions of informal work, casual work, non-standard employment and self-employment. 
    • Gendered agrarian change, land and labour relations and livelihoods
    • Gendered migration patterns
  3. Intersectional inequalities
    • Inequalities between women by class, race, ethnicity, occupation, location, migrant status, sexual orientation, etc.
    • Economic concerns of LGBTQUI+ people.
  1. Gender, macroeconomic and trade policies.
    • The impact of international trade and investment flows on gendered employment, livelihood and consumption patterns
    • Public policy and gender: fiscal and monetary policies, financial and credit policies, sectoral policies, social policy, specific policies designed for women and girls.
  2. The Covid-19 pandemic – impacts and recovery
    • The gendered impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Recovering and rebuilding from the pandemic – what can feminist economics teach us?

Key dates

Closing date for submissions

10th April, 2022

Discussion Forum opens

20th April, 2022

Discussion Forum closes

20th May, 2022

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