The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is holding their annual conference in the UK this year!

This is an incredible once-in-a-generation chance for UK-based feminist economists and other feminist researchers with a public policy and economy focus to showcase their research in the most prominent academic forum for feminist economics.

The event will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University, 27-29 June 2019.

At the WBG ECN we’re putting forward a panel with members’ presentations to the IAFFE conference. We want to focus on the impact of austerity on women in the UK – which could potentially encompass a wide range of issues including research on:

– Poverty, wealth, inequality;
– Tax regime and social security policy (including issues around Universal Credit);
– Employment, gender pay gap, earnings;
– Unpaid work, caring responsibilities, childcare and adult social care;
– Economic policymaking tools such as gender budgeting and equality impact assessments;
– Cuts to public services;
– Cuts to funding available for women’s voluntary organisations;
– Issues around rising levels of violence against women during economic crises.

Are you interested in taking part?

If you feel that your research fits into any of these topics and can be linked to the wider topic of impact of austerity on women, please do get in touch!

We welcome members who are conducting original research, including PhD students, recent PhD graduates, postdoc or early-appointed lecturers, and researchers outside academia.

Information about conference fees can be found here (in dollars). Unfortunately, as a small non-profit organisation, we’re unable to cover members’ full costs. We’re working hard towards securing funds for some travel bursaries. You can usually get some of your costs covered by your university department, so we encourage you to look into it in advance.

If you’d like to be part of the panel get in touch at and send an abstract of no more than 300 words before 4 March. Happy to chat with people who might need more clarification!

We’re also organising a full-day ECN event jointly with the Scottish Women’s Budget Group to take place before or after the IAFFE conference so watch this space!

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Scotland in June!