What is Feminist Economics?

Women’s Budget Group Early-Career Network launch event

24 January 2019, University of Manchester

The Women’s Budget Group is launching its Early-Career Network in Manchester next year!

Come join us for a full-day event to talk about feminist economics and the strive for a gender-equal economy, with talks from prominent names in the field, research presentations by early-career members and a discussion about how to communicate research to a non-academic audience.

This will be a great opportunity to meet with people from across the UK who are working on economics, public policy and political science from a gendered perspective and to learn about new research being done in the field.

You can register for a free place here.


9.30 – Refreshments

10.00 – 10.10 – Welcome and launch of early-career network

10.10 – 12.00 – ‘What is Feminist Economics?’ panel 

12.00 – 12.30 – Lunch break (a light lunch will be served)

12.30 – 1.40 – Session 1 presentations

1.40 – 2.00 – Coffee break

2.00 – 3.00 – Session 2 presentations

3.00 – 3.20 – Coffee break

3.20 – 4.40 – Training workshop: communicating research to wider audiences

4.40 – 5.00 – Close and networking

The Feminist Economics panel will include:

Mary-Ann Stephenson (chair), Women’s Budget Group

Hannah Bargawi, SOAS University of London

Wendy Sigle, London School of Economics and Political Science

Sarah-Marie Hall, University of Manchester (Department of Geography)

Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester (Department of Politics)

Jill Rubery, University of Manchester (Alliance Manchester Business School)

The workshop on communicating research will include:

Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds (emeritus professor)

Sundar Anitha, University of Lincoln (reader)

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekamni, investigative reporter

Erin Mansell, Women’s Equality Party (political adviser and researcher)

Navjyot Lehl, UK in a Changing Europe (communications assistant)

Mihaela Gruia, Research Retold (founder)

Follow us on Twitter @WBG_ECN to get regular updates on the work of the network.

If you’re a PhD student or postdoc we’d like to hear from you!

We’re launching a call for abstracts for students to present at the ECN event. If your research looks at women and the economy, including social security, tax, public services, employment, care or other related fields, we would love to hear about it. This is a great opportunity to present your work in a friendly environment, and to receive some feedback from your peers working in similar fields.

First-year PhD students and people on the early stages of new research projects who want to test out ideas are also encouraged to apply. Researchers in these fields who work outside academia are welcome to apply as well.

If you’re interested send us a 300-word abstract about the research you want to present via this Google Form until 9 December.