Feminist Economics Syllabus

An excellent resource for feminist economists, will definitely be of interest to conference participants!

Lady Economist

16501553-abstract-word-cloud-for-feminist-economics-with-related-tags-and-termsFeminist economics is a thing that exists, which some non-economists are incredulous about when I tell them that is what I do. I’ve written about it a little bit on Lady Economist, but it’s always worth expanding on. Many economists might also write it off as fringe or not serious enough, but this is a whole other can of worms. When I describe it to people, I usually say that it is twofold. First, feminist economics seeks to understand the way in which gender shapes the economy and people’s economic experiences. A classic example of this would be the study of the genderwagegap. And second, feminist economics also explores the way in which gendered thinking influences the study and methodology of economics itself. Economics tends to be very masculine, not only the proportion of men in the field, but also in the way “good” economic theory…

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