Why the future of economics and economic development must be feminist. 


This side-event will gather a panel of feminist economists to reflect on how can insights from feminist economics inform policies  and contribute to the realization of women’s social and economic rights?

The distribution of resources remains gendered and processes of change, including economic crises, neoliberal reforms, welfare state retrenchment  and globalization, have huge gendered impacts.

Today feminist economics has become an academic field of its own, which is an important source of theory, methods, tools and empirical evidence, necessary for policies and models to assure ending the economic discrimination against women.


Edith Kuiper, Economics Department & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
State University of New York at New Paltz:
Women and Gender are Core to the Field

Marilyn Power, Sarah Lawrence University
Social provisioning as a starting point for feminist economics

Jennifer Olmsted, Dept of Economics and Director of Middle East studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA.
Challenging the Humanitarian/Development Divide Through a Feminist Economics Lens

Tulay Atay Avsar-Ana, Anadolu University, Turkey
-Title: To be confirmed

Margunn Bjørnholt, Policy and Social Research AS:
New advances, new policies: theory, activism and policynaking