COVID-19 PANDEMIC


IAFFE Presents:

FEMINIST ECONOMICS PERSPECTIVE ON COVID-19
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:00a-12:30p ET

  • An online panel event. Panelists include Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jeanine Anderson, Catholic University of Peru; and Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics. The discussion was moderated by James Heintz, UMass Amherst.
  • Click HERE to access recording, slides, etc.

FEMINIST MACROECONOMICS AND THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 11:00a-12:30p ET

  • An onlline panel event. Panelists include Diane Elson, University of Essex; Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont. The discussion was moderated by Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University.
  • Click HERE to access recording, slides, etc.

COVID-19 & FEMINIST POLITICAL ECONOMY
Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:00a - 12:30p ET

  • An online panel event, featuring Jennifer Cohen, Miami University; Luiza Nassif Pires, Levy Institute; and Smriti Rao, Assumption College. The discussion will be moderated by Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University.
  • Links to recording, slides, etc. coming soon. 

COVID-19: INEQUALITIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
June 5 - Time and other details will be announced soon.

COVID-19 & RACIALIZED AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS
June - Day/time and other details will be announced soon.


Statement on Universal Social Provisioning

IAFFE, the largest academic association for feminist economists, champions universal social provisioning as both a fundamental value and the only way to lay a strong foundation for sustained and ecologically-attuned social life. In light of the coronavirus, IAFFE calls for the immediate and urgent implementation of a gender-equitable universal basic income and the provision of essential services, ensuring that individuals are not marginalized or excluded because of their race, ethnicity, or caste. Essential services such as food and housing should be accompanied by universal healthcare, public care services including child and elder care and education, strengthened labor protections, and rigorous safeguarding of the public interest. These measures will recover the purchasing power of individuals and households, particularly those in vulnerable situations, boosting aggregate demand. Through international collaboration and appropriate macroeconomic policies, national governments should be enabled to expand their fiscal space and finance these investments.


IAFFE Listserv Highlights: COVID-19

There has been a rich discussion on the IAFFE listserv, which is open to both members and non-members. While we don’t ordinarily compile them, we thought some of the following links shared there could be useful to members who may not be on the listserv, or haven’t had the time to read through the emails. Thank you to Nancy Folbre for kicking off the discussion with several of these links via that the Carework Network, and several others who contributed in response.

To participate in the discussion and with IAFFE supporters more generally, please join the IAFFE listserv here.

MARCH 2020

APRIL 2020