Gender and Economics Working Group


Studying the role of gender within economic theory is a part of a general project to rethink economics in a different way, either as a revised version of conventional economics or as a deep critique to the way economics is and has been framed.


Noelia Méndez Santolaria (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Oluwafunmilayo Oni (Iranwo Foundation, Nigeria)
Camila Baron Livio (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)


Mandate (2024)

Research themes

  • Macro and Gender
  • Feminist Political Economy
  • Gender and the green economy
  • Monetary system and gender
  • The future of labor (gig economy and automatization) and care economy
  • Engendering tax systems
  • Care economy and household time allocation
  • Woman in the labor market and social protection policy
  • Intersectional analysis: class, gender and race
  • LGBT studies within feminist economic analysis

Research Questions

  • How does women intersectional identities shape their participation and experiences in the labor market?
  • What are the intersections between social protection policy, gender and environmental issues?
  • What are the impacts of international trade and automatization in the care economy?
  • What are the linkages between economics and reproductive and sexual rights?
  • How does the intersectionality of feminist academic theories and activist movements influence feminist work?”

Projects Planned

  • YSI @ IAFFE 2024 Preconference and Panel in Rome
  • Economics In Search Of A Soul Reading Group
  • Feminist Economics Encounter of Abya Yala 2024 walking towards the IX Congress of Feminist Economics 2025
  • YSI @ First International Conference on Marxist Feminism in Brazil
  • YSI @ VI FEminist Economics Conferences 2024 in Buenos Aires
  • Reading group on Social Reproduction Theory


Existing partnerships and cooperation

  • Critical Economics Society (SEC)
  • Congreso de Economía Feminista
  • International Development Economics Associetes (IDEAs)


You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 



The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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Workshop on Gender and Industrial Policy – A Feminist Economics Perspective
ESPAÑOL DEBAJO While gender and economics is becoming a prominent…
September 12, 2022
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3rd International Conference in Heterodox Economics – UNAL (Bogotá)
The Latin American and the Gender & Economics Working Group…
August 19, 2022
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Webinar on May 3rd – A History of Feminist and Gender Economics by G. Becch
In this webinar, Pr. Giandomenica Becchio (University of Torino) will…
April 21, 2022
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