Updates: Gender and Economics WG sessions @ YSI Virtual Plenary

Dear Gender and Economics Working Group members,

It’s been such a pleasure seeing both familiar and new faces this past week at the YSI Virtual Plenary. And we look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming activities as well!
This week, we have a stellar lineup that you don’t want to miss: Marcella Corsi, Julie Nelson, Valeria Esquivel and Lee Badgett.

We have a few updates for you:

I. If you are planning to attend our session “New Approaches to Old Questions: Current Debates in Feminist Economics” today at 14:00 UTC, you are in for a treat because Prof. Marcella Corsi will be joining us. Tune in to discuss the importance and potential of interdisciplinary work in the field of Gender of Economics.

II. Lee Badgett’s presentation on diversity economics will be happening on Friday, November 13 between 14:00 and 16:00 UTC (that is one hour later of the time that we announced in our previous communication materials).

III. Sadly, we had to cancel our session titled “Time Allocation and Work Disparities between Men and Women” which was scheduled on Thursday, November 12 (11:00 – 13:00 UTC). Nevertheless, we still have many exciting activities for you! You can see our full program below.


Input Talk: Julie Nelson – Monday Nov 9 (16:30 – 17:45 UTC)

As we try to identify the most inspiring, interesting, and important questions of our time, we are thrilled and grateful to hear Professor Nelson's perspective on the matter. Join us for an invigorating talk, and stay to edit the questions in the constellation!

Input Talk: Valeria Esquivel – Wednesday Nov 11 (17:00 – 18:00 UTC)

COVID-19 is changing our world, possibly not for the better. The ways we understand and "frame" this crisis have consequences in ethical, analytical, and policy terms. What is new in this COVID 19 crisis? What can we learn from previous crises to think about this one?

Input Talk: Lee Badgett – Friday Nov 13 (14:00 – 16:00 UTC)

In this session we will bring to light specificities of gender and sexual orientation. We aim to focus in the answer "Why should economists study LGBT people and other sexual and gender minority groups?"

Brainstorm Session – Tuesday Nov 17 (15:00 – 16:00 UTC)

Got something you are interested in or curious about? A question you’d like to explore further? Learn how you can turn that into a YSI Project in your Working Group. Join and flesh out your ideas (however big or small) with help from those who did it before.


New Approaches to Old Questions: Current Debates in Feminist Economics – Sunday Nov 8 (14:00 – 16:00 UTC)

Mentor: Prof. Marcella Corsi

Since its origins, one of the most exciting features of Feminist Economics has been its ability to interface with other social sciences, fostering new and innovative methodological approaches often absent in mainstream economics. In this unique session, we propose an interdisciplinary conversation about some of the most pressing debates in the field.

A Gendered Analysis of the World of Work in the Global South – Saturday Nov 14 (14:00 – 16:00 UTC)

Labour economics has always had a prominent role in the field of gender and economics. Far from losing momentum, these debates are in constant development with new and exciting findings emerging every day. In this panel, we will discuss different case studies from the Global South with the goal of exploring common patterns as well as identifying specific trends.

This session explores papers presentations by young scholars on education, labor outcomes, and effects of gender discrimination, how trends have changed in the recent years, what challenges we face now.

You will find all the information about how to register and join the sessions here: https://plenary.ysi.ineteconomics.org

We look forward to seeing you there!
Best wishes,

The Gender and Economics Working Group Organizing Team