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DevTalks - Economics, economy and feminism: transatlantic perspectives



 Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 19.00 – 20.30 CET - Click to register

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Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre, El Grand Continent – Groupe d’Études Géopolitiques, PRESAGE – Sciences Po’s Gender Studies Programme and the Center for Studies and Research on Economics and Feminisms (NuEFem) of the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, are pleased to invite you to a discussion on

Economics, economy and feminism: transatlantic perspectives


Mercedes D’Alessandro, Argentinean economist, National Director of Economy and Gender in the Argentinean Ministry of Economy, co-founder of the digital publication Economía Femini(s)ta
Nancy Folbre, American economist, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
Hélène Périvier, French economist, author of recently released book L’Économie féministe
Margarita Silvia Olivera, Brazilian economist, coordinator of the Economia e Feminismo extension project at Universidade Federale de Rio de Janeiro

Moderated by Julia de Ipola, Analyst of the Americas Programme at Groupe d’Etudes Géopolitiques, with introductory remarks by Sybel Galván Gómez, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OECD (TBC).

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Whether as front-line health workers, caregivers or in other highly exposed or informal sectors, women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Additionally, they have seen a massive increase in unpaid care and domestic responsibilities. In short, COVID-19 is a gendered crisis, and gender must be central to our economic recovery. However, models of economic recovery, namely those used in Latin American countries, tend to focus mainly on male-dominated sectors.

This Dev Talk / Miércoles del Grand Continent is an opportunity to explore a “feminist economics” perspective on recovery. Argentina, for example, was one of the first countries to include a gender dimension by appointing a national director of economy, equality and gender, a new position within the Ministry of Economy. How can theoretical tools like "feminist economics" contribute to a recovery that works for women and girls, whilst accounting for the intersectionality of race, gender and class? What are the main challenges to translating the theory of "feminist economics" into concrete public policies? The discussion will draw on different approaches in the US, Brazil, Argentina and France.




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