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Transformation Is Possible: Moving Feminist Economics into Policies and Institutions

Gendering the Social Sciences: a Gender Institute public lecture


Caren Grown will speak about the role of feminist economics in shaping economic development policy, drawing out opportunities, constraints, and contradictions. She will develop examples from her research in the areas of economic growth and trade, public finance, and asset ownership and poverty, and her experience with various UN institutions, the multilateral development banks and bilateral donors.

Caren Grown is senior gender advisor in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, where she leads USAID’s efforts to integrate gender equality and female empowerment throughout the agency’s policies and programs. Dr Grown is on leave until Fall 2013 as economist-in-residence at American University, where she also co-directs the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics. Formerly, she was senior scholar and co-director of the Gender Equality and Economy Program at The Levy Economics Institute at Bard College and Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance team at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Her recent books include Taxation and Gender Equity, co-edited with Imraan Valodia (Routledge 2010), The Feminist Economics of Trade, co-edited with Irene Van Staveren, Diane Elson, and Nilufer Cagatay (Routledge 2007), and Trading Women's Health and Rights: the Role of Trade Liberalization and Development, co-edited with Elissa Braunstein and Anju Malhotra (Zed Books 2006).


Speaker(s):

Dr Caren Grown | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 February 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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