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Workshop | September 2022

Gender Inequalities and Economic Theory and Policies for a Post-Pandemic World


Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
September 21–23, 2022

A workshop organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The goal of this workshop is to explore ways to advance the integration of gender and unpaid activities into economic analyses. Economic processes, outcomes, and policies involve multiple dimensions of gender inequalities that intersect with other forms of inequality such as social class or ethnicity. We are seeking contributions with strong theoretical, modeling, or empirical components to address these interconnections. These may include but are not limited to:
  • Evaluation of various pandemic response policies’ impact by gender and other axes of stratification
  • Assessment of the distributional effects of the pandemic and mechanisms or structures behind the uneven effects
  • Investigations into aspects of gender inequalities and time allocation
  • Development of new indicators of societal norms and perceptions (e.g., patriarchy, gender bias, etc.)
  • Examination of the bidirectional channels of influence between macroeconomic policies and gender inequalities
  • Explorations into the mechanisms whereby gender inequalities influence macroeconomic outcomes, such as aggregate output and employment and their sectoral composition, inflation, budget deficits, and the current account balance
  • Inquiry into the interconnections between climate change, gender inequalities, and economic policies  

The types of gender inequalities to be analyzed may potentially encompass inequalities in care and unpaid work, labor force participation, employment composition (by sector and type of employment, such as formal or informal), education, and access to and utilization of social and financial services.
We invite theoretical contributions that utilize existing and novel economic modeling approaches as well as empirical studies, in particular, those focusing on the dimensions of gender inequalities relevant to the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and other low-income economies. We are also interested in papers that provide a comprehensive picture of state of the art, identify gaps, and indicate directions for future research. We encourage submissions from young scholars and scholars from the Global South.
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is organizing this event with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The organizers will cover accommodation and travel-related expenses. Applications are now closed. For questions, please contact Emily Ungvary at [email protected].

Participants can access additional information on the conference website.

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