Feminist Political Economy

With our public event we would like to draw attention to the fact that gender-blind approaches are still prevalent in economics education, research and public discourse. However, as the authors of this book point out, feminist political economy is essential to understanding the power relations and hierarchies that shape and sustain contemporary capitalism.

Sara Cantillon, Odile Mackett and Sara Stevano have written a much-needed introduction to key topics in feminist political economy, including the global division of labour, social reproduction, child and elder care, the household and intra-household inequalities, labour market inequalities, welfare regimes, the feminization of poverty and economic indicators. The book launch will offer economics educators access to the topic and inspiration for their courses. Students are given resources and insights by the help of which they can initiate and campaign for curriculum change at their universities. In addition, the teaching materials presented are intended to encourage everyone who is interested in the role of power relations and inequality in the economy to approach the topic on their own.

future-fit economics

Wir leben in krisenhaften Zeiten! Dabei sind die Klimakrise und das Artensterben, die zunehmende soziale Ungleichheit und wachsende Finanzmarktinstabilität unter den größten Herausforderungen, mit denen wir uns konfrontiert sehen. So unterschiedlich diese Krisen auch sein mögen, haben sie doch einen gemeinsamen Fluchtpunkt: Die Art und Weise, wie wir wirtschaften.