The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) announce a day and a half of lectures, workshops, and debates held on the 26th and 27th of June, just before the annual STOREP conference, in Siena, Italy.
The joint event aims at bridging the divide between economics and history, by revamping a methodological tradition of teaching and research, which desperately needs further development. Such tradition sees history as a fundamental instrument of economic analysis and the history of thought as a resource to draw upon in the discussion of both theoretical and policy oriented issues. The historical perspective in economics allows connecting the past and present plurality of approaches and is foundational to the advancement of new ideas and methods, tailored to the questions we want them to address.
Call #2 – Gender and Economics, History of Economic Thought, and Philosophy of Economics
Feminist epistemology: bridging history of economic thought, philosophy of economics and feminist economics to tackle the new and emerging challenges in the economic research
Ranging from the economic and bank crisis, migration flows and BREXIT to the rise of populist and anti-equality movements, a feminist perspective is important to grasp specific aspects of these issues: an economic crisis does not have the same impact in every human being. In this context, economic research needs plural perspectives in order to investigate those phenomena properly. This approach requires to test conventional disciplinary boundaries and to develop alternative methodologies involving interactions among different disciplines and economic-subfields. Moreover, it means to include a gender perspective to all the analyses in a feminist view since, as reported by Nelson (1995), “feminist theory raises question about the adequacy of economic practice not because economics is in general too objective, but because it is not objective enough.” (p. 132).
We welcome for the section about Feminist Epistemology papers that propose a reflection about the relevance of creatively re-think the intersection of gender and economic analyses. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
• the methodological proposals and critics towards improving economic analysis for gender related issues
• historical roots of sexual division of labour and gender pay differentials;
• the relevance of care work and migration in the economic analysis;
• the role of women economists in the evolution of the economic thought;
• main obstacles to greater diversity and inclusion in the economics profession in a historical perspective.