Emel Memiş is a research associate in the Gender Equality and the Economy program. A professor of economics at Ankara University, she specializes in macroeconomics, gender and economic development, and feminist economics. She is a member of the University’s Women’s Studies Center and an instructor in the Gender Studies program, designing lectures on women’s labor. Memiş joined the Levy Institute in 2007, and has recently taken part in a research project on unpaid work, poverty, and time poverty for the case of Turkey. She has been involved with the International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics (GEM-IWG) and the Initiative for Women’s Labor and Employment (KEIG) in Turkey, contributing both as a researcher and as an activist on women’s labor and employment issues in Turkey. Her recent publications include:

  • “Poverty and Intra-Household Distribution of Work Time in Turkey: Analysis and Some Policy Implications” (with U. Öneş and B. Kızılırmak), Women's Studies International Forum, November–December 2013;
  • “Estimating the Impact of the 2008–09 Economic Crisis on Work Time in Turkey” (with S. K. Bahçe), Feminist Economics, special issue, Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises, July 2013; and
  • “Unpaid Work, Poverty and Unemployment: A Gender Perspective from South Africa” (with R. Antonopoulos), in R. Antonopoulos and I. Hirway, eds., Unpaid Work and the Economy: Gender, Time-Use and Poverty in Developing Countries, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Memiş holds B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in economics from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Utah.


Emel Memiş
Emel Memiş
Research Associate
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504-5000
Fax: 845-758-1149
E-mail: [email protected]