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Susan Himmelweit is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Open University and Visiting Professor at the Department of Gender Studies. She is a feminist economist who research focuses on intra-household inequalities, the economics and policy of caring and the gender implications of economic and social policy. She is the coordinator of the policy advisory group of the Women’s Budget Group, the UK’s gender budgeting think tank, and was its founding chair. She is a member of many advisory bodies including the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Expert Group on “Making Fair Financial Decisions” and of UCL’s Commission on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy. In 2009, she was the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics and is on the Editorial Board of its journal Feminist Economics. She has published widely in academic journals and policy outlets and her latest book is Economics and Austerity in Europe: Gendered impacts and Sustainable Alternatives, co-edited with Hannah Bargawi and Giovanni Cozzi.
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