Lecture Explores How Feminist Theory Can Strengthen Economics

Please join the Economics Department and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program in welcoming Prof. Nancy Folbre of University of Massachusetts at Amherst for a lecture entitled,“Woman Up: How Feminist Theory Can Strengthen Economics,” on Thursday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Lecture Center Room 104.

In this lecture, Professor Folbre will give an overview of the field of feminist economics that developed over the last few decades, the impact of women’s empowerment on the field of economics and the recent contributions of feminist economists to macroeconomics, microeconomics and economic policy making.

Prof. Nancy Folbre published many well received books on topics ranging from the costs of children in Who Pays for the Kids? Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994) to the role of gender in the history of economic thought in Greed, Lust and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2009). She is an associate editor of the journal Feminist Economics, received both the McArthur Genius Award (1998) and the Leontief Prize (2004), and was a member of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic and Social Progress convened by President Sarkozy and chaired by Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen (2009). She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Economix blog.

The lecture is sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Economics Department, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, School for Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the Provost’s Office.


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