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.

Full details including the schedule and speakers will be available shortly, but please save the date and consider joining the WBG ECN at! Membership and event attendance are free. If travel costs are a barrier, please do get in touch with us at

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.