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Transformation Is Possible: Moving Feminist Economics into Policies and Institutions

Gendering the Social Sciences: a Gender Institute public lecture

Date: Thursday 14 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Caren Grown

Update, Friday 8 February: This event will be taking place in the Thai Theatre, New Academic Building.

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).

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