2018 Annual Conference

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The 2018 conference theme, FEMINIST DEBATES ON MIGRATION, INEQUALITIES & RESISTANCE, celebrates the domestic and international diversity of feminisms and feminist economic thought, supporting resistance against rising xenophobia, attacks on human rights and threats to equal access to economic opportunities. Feminist economists are working to develop stronger concepts, theories, and frameworks for research on/and distribution of economic growth and development. Submissions are encouraged that critically engage with variations in feminist economic thought across the globe, theorizations and applications of intersectional feminisms in the economy, and the disparate impact of climate change on the global economy as well as its potential for fundamental change towards more sustainable systems. We solicit paper, session and panel proposals that engage with links between theory and action on these topics as well as on a broader range of feminist inquiry into economic phenomena. Proposals with an interdisciplinary character are especially welcome.


Conference Program

Conference Program


Opening Plenary

  • Speakers
  • Video
    • 1:00 - Welcome | Lorin Basden Arnold, Provost, SUNY New Paltz
    • 4:30 - Plenary Introduction | Silvia Berger, IAFFE President (outgoing) and Conference Chair
    • 12:15 - Randy Albelda | All Trumped Up, Can’t Take It No More: But will women’s resistance reduce inequality in the United States?
    • 34:43 - Rhacel Salazar Parreñas | The Unfree Labor of Migrant Domestic Workers
    • 1:01:08 - Gita Sen | The Fierce and Tricky World of Feminist Economics
    • 1:37:40 - Questions

Link to Sessions

Closing Plenary

  • Speakers
  • Video 
    • 0:00 - Acknowledgments & Thank Yous | Naila Kabeer, IAFFE President
    • 5:10 - Introduction: Human Rights and Feminist Economics: Theory in Practice | Naila Kabeer, IAFFE President
    • 6:35 - Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
    • 28:43 - Shahrashoub Razavi, UN Women
    • 54:55 - Julianna Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
    • 1:12:40 - Summary | Naila Kabeer, IAFFE President
    • 1:14:20 - Questions


Pre-Conference & Mentoring Workshop

The Pre-Conference & Mentoring Workshop is designed for scholars and activists new to feminist economics. It provides presentation by established scholars in the field. While precise topics vary from year to year, in general we include an overview of the subject along with presentations on specific topics such as feminist economics methodologies, caring labor, diversity in economics, and global perspectives on gender and economics. We also generally provide career-building presentations and discussions, such as publishing feminist economics research and developing a media presence. There is no additional fee to attend this Workshop.


Workshop: Time and Income/Consumption Poverty and Social Policy Methodology

June 18, 2018 | 9a - 4:30p | SUNY New Paltz

This workshop provides a brief but thorough introduction to the methodologies employed in the estimation of both the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income/Consumption Poverty (LIMTIP/LIMTCP) and of social policy impacts in a full day of presentation and discussion. We invite those interested in working on LIMTIP estimates, producing estimates of social policy impacts on time and income poverty, or working with time use data to explore poverty to join us. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize attendees with the data and methods involved, their possibilities and limitations

  • Session 1: Conceptual Issues in the Measurement of Time and Income/Consumption Poverty – Ajit Zacharias: Discussion of the alternative approaches to the measurement of time poverty and its relation to the measurement of income/consumption poverty.
  • Session 2: Methodological Approach to the Measurement of Time and Income/Consumption Poverty – Thomas Masterson: Discussion of the selection and use of data sources for the construction of the LIMTIP/LIMTCP measure.
  • Session 3: Simulating the Impact of Employment on Time and Income/Consumption Poverty – Thomas Masterson: Presentation of methodology for simulating employment changes in poor households.
  • Session 4: The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care on Poverty – Kijong Kim: Presentation of methodology for assessing the impacts of increases in social care provision on employment, time use and poverty.

Fee - $50 USD. Link to registration and payment >> http://www.iaffe.org/conference/register/Lodging2018_Single/