2018 ASSA Meeting


Friday, January 5, 4:45pm - 6:00pm | Location - Loews Philadelphia, Room - Penn (5th Floor)

Open to all IAFFE members
Saturday, January 6, 4:45pm - 6:45pm | Location - Loews Philadelphia, Room - PSFS (33rd Floor)

Sunday, January 7, 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Location - Loews Philadelphia, Room - Penn (5th Floor)


Click on IAFFE SESSIONS above for session details, including session days/times, locations, and abstracts.
Below are the IAFFE sessions at the 2018 ASSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA US.

Gender Inequality and Intra-Household Bargaining

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, 12:30p - 2:15p, Loews Philadelphia, Parlor 2
Chair: Diana Strassmann, Rice University
Discussants: Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University; Joyce Jacobsen,  Wesleyan University

  • Rodgers, Yana (Rutgers University) and Kassens, Alice (Roanoke College), Women’s Asset Ownership and Children’s Nutritional Status: Evidence from Papua New Guinea
  • Brenøe, Anne Ardila (University of Copenhagen), Sibling Gender Composition and Preferences for STEM Education
  • Lastarria-Corr, Susana (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Sato, Nozomi (University of Kobe, Japan), Women’s Self-Help Group Participation and Domestic Violence: Impact Evaluation with Consideration of Dowry in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sayli, Melissa (The University of Manchester), Woman's Participation Decision and Partner's Labour Market Activity: Empirical Evidence on the Added Worker Effect in the UK

Consequences of Gendered Labor Markets

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10:15a - 12:15p, Loews Philadelphia, Parlor 1
Chair:  Silvia Berger, FLACSO, Argentina
Discussants:  Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston; Kate Bahn, Center for American Progress

  • Tyrowicz, Joanna (GRAPEIFAME, University of Warsaw) and Bech, Katarzyna (Warsaw School of Economics), Estimating gender wage gap in the presence of efficiency wages -- evidence from European data
  • Nettekoven, Zeynep Mualla (Berlin Institute for Political Economy) and Zuazu, Izaskun (Fondations of Economic Analysis), Austerity's gender impact on labour maket via tertiary education: the cases of Spain and Germany 
  • Isenberg, Dorene (University of Redlands), Structures of Constraint: The Uneven Development of U.S. Women's Creditworthiness in the 1970's
  • Del Rio, Coral and Alonso-Villar, Olga (University of Vigo), Occupational Segregation by Sexual Orientation in the U.S.: Exploring its Economic Effects on Same-Sex Couples

Economic and Social Impact of Patriarchal Family Structures

Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:30p - 4:30p, Loews Philadelphia, Parlor 2
Chair:  Julie Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Discussants: Edith Kuiper, SUNY New Paltz; Julie Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Aloé, Erica,  Corsi, Marcella, D´Ippoliti, Carlo (Sapienza University of Rome), Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater!
  • Moberg, Yiva (Uppsala University), Biology or social norms - What explains mothers' larger share of parental responsibilities?
  • Oguz, Tunay (Lenoir Rhine University), The impact of maternal autonomy on child health outcomes in Turkey: Principle Component Analysis
  • L’Esperance, Madelaine R (University of Wisconsin-Madison), The Price of Success: Relative Income, Household Financial Responsibility, and Financial Well-Being
  • Zachia Giulia (Sapienza University of Rome), The (In) Visibility of Women Economists: The Italian Economic Journals 1930-1970


Gender, Care and Heterodox Macroeconomic Modeling

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:30p - 4:30p, Loews Philadelphia, Adams
Chair: Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University
Discussants: Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont; Daniele Tavani, Colorado State University

  • Elissa Braunstein (Colorado State University), Rachid Bouhia (UNCTAD), Stephanie Seguino (University of Vermont), Social Reproduction, Gender Equality and Economic Growth
  • James Heintz (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Overlapping Generations and Reproductive Labor
  • Srinivas Raghavendra (National University of Ireland, Galway), Unpaid Labour, Distribution of Income and Macroeconomic Regimes
  • Ozlem Onaran (University of Greenwich), Cem Oyvat, (University of Greenwich), The Care Economy in a Kaleckian Model of Growth

Care, Time Use and Work

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8a - 10a, Loews Philadelphia, Adams
Chair: Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University 
Discussants: Thomas Masterson, Levy Institute ; Ellen Mutari, Stockton University

  • Ellen Mutari (Stockton University), Child Care as a Component of Sustainable Economic Development
  • Peter Bohmer (Evergreen State University), Savvina Chowdhury (Evergreen State University), Robin Hahnel* (Emeritus American University and Visiting Professor Willamette University), Mary King (Portland State University), Reproductive labor in a participatory economy
  • Fareena Malhi (American University ), Maria Floro (American University), Social Norms, Unpaid Work and Labor Force Participation: Does time use give more accurate estimates? Evidence from Pakistan
  • Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College), Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College), Fernando Rios-Avila (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College), Kijong Kim (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College), Tamar Khitarishvili (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College), The Time and consumption poverty of employed individuals in Ghana
  • Carl Lin (Bucknell University), Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University), Social Disadvantage and Child Health among China's Rural-Urban Migrant Households

Research in Feminist Radical Political Economics

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   2:30p - 4:30p, Loews Philadelphia, Congress B
Chair: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University & University of the Witwatersrand

  • Sirisha Naidu (Wright State University), Seeing the Invisible and Blurring the Line: Labor, Nature and Social Reproduction
  • Kirstin  Munro (St. John's University), Materials, Waged and Unwaged Work in Eco-Conscious Households
  • Paddy Quick (St. Francis College), Women’s Household Production in the Capitalist Mode of Production
  • Barbara Hopkins (Wright State University), Gender Inequality in Post-Capitalism: Theorizing Institutions for Democratic Workplaces


Gender Relations at Work, Labour Market and Family Policies: Outcomes on Women’s Empowerment, Career Development and Wellbeing 

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 8a-10a, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 203-A
Chair: Eugenia Correa (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Discussant : Eileen Applebaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research), Alicia Girón (Universidad Autónoma de México)

  • Liwen Chen( University of South Carolina), Breaking the Glass-Ceiling? Supervisor-Worker Gender Match, Organizational Gender Composition and Gender Wage Disparity
  • Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University), Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University), Women's Empowerment in the Labor Market: Why is it Smart Economics?
  • Rebecca Lehrman ( Duke University), Whose Career Comes First? Evaluating Attitudes Toward Traditional Career Prioritization Among Medical Couples
  • Ipshita Pal (Columbia University), Effect of New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Policy of 2009 on Maternal Health and Well-Being


Kenneth Boulding and Future Directions of Social Science

Friday, January 5, 2018, 8a-10a, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon A
Presiding: James Andreoni, University of California - San Diego

  • Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Robert Shiller, Yale University
  • Steven Brams, New York University

ASSA 2018 | Philadelphia, PA USA | January 5-7, 2018


The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) invites members to submit panel proposals, session proposals, and individual paper submissions on any area of feminist inquiry into economic issues, including:

  • Gender and the business cycle
  • Feminist approaches to institutional economics
  • Economic issues involving race, gender, class, and/or sexual identity
  • Intra-household production and exchange
  • Experimental evidence on gender differences
  • Caring labor, uncompensated labor, and gift exchange
  • Gender and economic development

IAFFE also co-sponsors sessions with other organizations. We are planning for several joint sessions with the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) and thus particularly welcome proposals on feminist and radical political economic theory and applied analysis. A parallel call for these jointly-sponsored sessions will be issued shortly.

IAFFE also often has joint sessions with the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), Association for Social Economics (ASE), Association for the Study of Generosity in Economics (ASGE), Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and National Economics Association (NEA).

IAFFE is also a participant in the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) which will be holding a one-day conference at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, on the day before the ASSA meetings begin. We may recommend that your paper or session be included in the ICAPE conference if it is not accepted for the ASSA conference. However, you are not obligated to participate in ICAPE if this offer is extended to you.


  • Please download the submission form by clicking on the link below. Use this form to electronically submit your abstract and other required information. Follow the instructions on the bottom of the form to submit it.
  • Proposals for complete sessions and panels are also welcome.
  • Please note current membership in IAFFE is required of all persons presenting papers in IAFFE sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting.
  • If you have any questions, contact acollins@iaffe.org

Deadline - The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017.  Acceptance notices will be sent by April 30, 2017 for IAFFE stand-alone sessions/panels.

Abstract/Paper Submission Form (549.5 KB)