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.

Welcome to the 27th IAFFE Annual Conference!

Preliminary SESSIONS SCHEDULE available now!

PDF of printed program (3.2 MB)

Please note the following regarding the preliminary sessions schedule:

  • Room #s are currently only in the printed program, you will receive the printed program when you check-in to the conference.
  • Anytime you return to this link, refresh your display a couple of times to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
  • There is a link to a current list of conference participants at the top of the sessions listing. 
  • To view session details, scroll below the list of sessions by title.
  • There are 9-10 sessions in each time slot.
  • A few sessions are not quite complete but will be soon.
  • Please contact Andrea Collins at acollins@iaffe.org with any questions/concerns. 

IMPORTANT: If you session does not have a Chair listed and you would like to Chair your session, please contact Andrea Collins at acollins@iaffe.org.

DAY BEFORE Conference Starts | June 18, 2018

DAY 1 | June 19, 2018

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Check-In/Registration
  • 9:00am - 10:50am Opening Plenary
  • 11:10am - 1:00pm Concurrent Sessions 1
  • 1:10pm - 2:20pm LUNCH

Sponsored by International Development Research Centre
Roundtable - Expanding Feminist Analysis in Research: How can the narrative on women's economic empowerment be more inclusive

  • 2:30pm - 4:20pm Concurrent Sessions 2
  • 4:45pm - 6:15pm Membership Meeting and Book Celebration + Awards Recognition
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Opening Reception 

DAY 2 | June 20, 2018

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Registration
  • 8:30am - 10:20am Concurrent Sessions 3
  • 10:40am - 12:30am Concurrent Sessions 4
  • 12:40pm - 1:40pm LUNCH

Sponsored by T20 Gender Economic Equity Task Force
Panel - Key Recommendations of T20 Gender Economic Equity Task Force

  • 1:50pm - 3:40pm Concurrent Sessions 5
  • 4:00pm - 5:50pm Concurrent Sessions 6
  • 7:00pm Conference Dinner (Pre-Registration/Payment Required)

DAY 3 | June 21, 2018

  • 9:00am - 11:00am Registration
  • 8:30am - 10:20am Concurrent Sessions 7
  • 10:40am - 12:30pm Closing Plenary


Conference Schedule (25.3 KB)

The preliminary conference program will be posted in early June.


Campus Map | IAFFE @ SUNY New Paltz (311.3 KB)

Parking at SUNY New Paltz

Any visitor to the campus between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM can purchase a day pass from the Welcome Center in the HAB until 5:00, or at the three Park & Pay machines located on campus: Lot 28, Lot 5, and the Hawk Drive entrance. The fee is $3.00 per day, exact change or credit card only in the machines. You may park in any lot excepta Resident lot with a daypass.


  • We are no longer taking registrations for campus housing.
  • If you have questions about campus housing, please contact Edith Kuiper at kuipere@newpaltz.edu.


Link to SUNY New Paltz Travel info 


ONLINE Pre-REGISTRATION is now closed.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION - You may register on-site at the conference. The on-site registration rates are:




High Income (self-select) 












Global South



CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: If you have registered for the conference but are unable to attend, you may request a partial refund. Refunds are limited to half of the registration fee. All requests must be emailed to the Conference Coordinator, acollins@iaffe.org by June 9, 2018.


If you plan to attend the conference, please consider that you may need a visa to travel to the U.S. and that you must apply for it in a timely manner. It is recommended that you apply at least 8 weeks prior to the conference.

To determine if you will need a visa to travel to the U.S., use VISA WIZARD -- "a guide to help foreign citizens understand which visa category might be appropriate for their travel to the United States."

To receive a "letter of invitation" for your visa application, click "Yes" on the related questions on the conference registration form when you register for the conference.

IMPORTANT: You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference before we can send you a "letter of invitation."

Click HERE to watch video preview of SUNY New Paltz and the New Paltz, NY USA area.


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.

AGENDA | June 18, 1:30p - 5p (Location: Coykendall Science (CSB) Auditorium)

Silvia Berger | Call to order and welcome.  1:30-1:40
Speakers on Professional Development

Lee Badgett | Public engagement.  1:40-2:05
Yunsun Huh |  Navigating the academic job market as a recent PhD. 2:05-2:30
Kate Bahn | Working in the non-profit/think tank world. 2:30-2:55

Speakers on Research Frontiers.  Break 2:55-3:05

James Heintz | Gender equality, demographics, and long-run structural change. 3:05-3:30
Mieke Meurs | Households and bargaining power. 3:30-3:55
Haroon Akram-Lodhi | Unpaid care and domestic work. 3:55-4:20
Naila Kabeer | Economic growth and women's agency. 4:20-4:45

Yana Rodgers | Closing remarks. 4:45-4:55  (no later than 5:00)

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/

If you have any questions, contact IAFFE Conference Coordinator Andrea Collins at acollins@iaffe.org.