The Economist | A Proper Reckoning

Feminist economics deserves recognition as a distinct branch of the discipline

Had he lived to see it, Alfred Marshall, a 19th-century giant of economics, probably would not have celebrated International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8th. “If you compete with us, we shan’t marry you,” he once gallantly warned the fairer sex. In his book, Principles of Economics, he described the field as “the study of men as they live and move and think in the ordinary business of life”.  

Economics still has its problems with women. ...


The Economist, March 12, 2016