The Seventh Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics: The Development Studies Committee of the University of Cambridge is hosting an advanced summer programme on rethinking development economics for the seventh time. This summer’s programme will be held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, between 4 July and 21 July 2007, inclusive. The programme will admit a select group of 25 or so young academics from developing countries, including transition economies, and provide them with lectures, discussion, and research workshops with leading scholars on cutting edge topics in development economics from a number of critical perspectives. The programme will fully finance travel, accommodation, subsistence, and tuition fees for those who are selected. The information on application process is available on http://www.caporde.org/
Engendering Economic Policies in a Globalizing World: A Closer Look at the International Financial Institutions, Fifth Heinrich Boell Foundation Summer School on Gender and Macroeconomics in Washington, DC, USA from July 28th to August 3rd, 2007. APPLY NOW! Application Deadline is February 28th, 2007. The Fifth Heinrich Foundation Summer School on Gender and Macroeconomics will take place from July 28th to August 3rd, 2007 in Washington, DC, USA. Its focus is on gender and international financial institutions.The Boell Summer School 2007 aims at building a basic understanding for and a realistic assessment of the political and economic role of the international financial institutions in the era of globalization as well as provide participants with some capacity to understand the impact of macroeconomic policies advocated or mandated by the IFIs for countries and their societies. It will examine the relevance of the two Bretton Wood Institutions, IMF and World Bank, and their decision makers, both on the national and international level, for influencing the development path a country can choose. More importantly, it will highlight the gender-unawareness of the IFIs in the pursuit of their macroeconomic policies and dispel the myth of the supposed gender neutrality of these policies. It will do so by focusing on the analysis of the linkages between macroeconomic policies and microeconomic structures, in particular women’s livelihoods using the concepts and tools of feminist economics. Please, send your filled-out application form via Email to email@example.com
8th International Conference on Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics (20-22 July, 2007) and Stocktaking Workshop (23-25 July. 2007): The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics (GEM-IWG) is organizing a three-day conference on July 20-21-22, 2007 followed by a three-day stocktaking workshop on July 23-24-25, 2007 in Istanbul-Turkey. 8th International Conference on Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics aims to bring together economists from around the world that share a recognition of the importance of gender-equitable approaches to macroeconomics, international economics and globalization. The Conference will be followed by The Stocktaking Workshop, which intends to present and enhance the activities of Regional and Thematic Groups of the GEM-IWG network. The Stocktaking Workshop also aims at strengthening intellectual links and collaboration with other capacity building and knowledge sharing groups. Both events are supported by Ford Foundation and Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and are organized in collaboration with Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and Department of Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century, International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Second International Conference, June 1-3, 2007, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA).In the second half of the 20th century, neoclassical economics and its derivatives came to dominate economic thinking, teaching and policymaking. Humanity is increasingly feeling the consequences of this blinkered vision: the ever-widening gap between the very rich and all the rest; growing divergences in economic performance across nations and regions; globalization without global coordination for the common good; and economically induced climate change, with the mid-century prospect of an Earth unable to support even current levels of human population. Meta-externalities from economic systems are draining the resources on which they depend, from families and other institutions that educate and socialize human beings, to water, air, soil, and the diversity of species. In a positive vein, economics in the 21st century has already taken a decidedly pluralist turn, spurred in part by the struggles of economists – mainstream and heterodox – to increase the relevance of economic theory, policy, and education in a changing and challenged world where no single theoretical tradition or institutional structure can reasonably claim to hold “the key” to human betterment. The theme of second international conference ICAPE is “Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century”. It is hoped that papers will discuss or demonstrate the value of economic pluralism in any of its domains: economic theory and philosophy, economic institutions and policies, or economic education. Panels will be organized around thematic topics, with an eye to encouraging dialogue among authors whose papers address similar issues from different points of view. In this fashion, we hope to promote critical engagement and mutual learning among conference participants. Registration is due April 1, 2007.
Women in Politics in Asia 2007: A Springboard for Democracy?, October 4-6, 2007, Sponsored by the Women in Politics in Asia Forum and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.Building upon “Women and Politics in Asia 2005: Discovering the Gender Face of Politics”, Women and Politics in Asia 2007: A Springboard for Democracy? aims to reflect upon the links between democracy and the feminization of the halls of political power within Asia. This region of the world is interesting for students of democracy for a number of reasons: many Asian countries have acceded to democratic government in the past few years; the vast majority boast extremely diverse populations, which generates enormous challenges for the establishment of balanced political representation; many countries have adopted affirmative action measures to increase the representation of women and ethnic groups in their parliaments; finally, many countries in Asia have elected women to the highest positions of executive and legislative power. This conference is soliciting papers for the four themes: Political Actors and Institutions, Public Policy, Political Theory and Citizenship Discourses, Feminist Movements.PAPER PROPOSALS: Please send 1) the name and institutional location of the presenter; 2) the title of the presentation; 3) a 250 words paper proposal by the end of March 2007 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FEMINIST ECONOMICS, 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, June 29 – July 1, 2007, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any aspect of feminist inquiry into economic issues. As this is the first IAFFE conference to be held in Southeast Asia, we particularly encourage participation of researchers, policy makers and activists from this region. Important themes include migration and migrant workers, trade and its impact on women, sex work and the sex trade, informal work, women and politics in Asia, and aging. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.Proposals must be submitted on-line via the IAFFE website (www.iaffe.org) unless you do not have internet access (mail to Martha MacDonald, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS Canada B3H 3C3). Submissions can be made for panels or individual papers. Titles and abstracts for all papers (including those that are part of panels) are required. Check the IAFFE website for detailed submission guidelines.The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2007. Acceptances will be announced by early March. If you need a decision earlier for funding purposes please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. IAFFE works to raise funds to provide some financial assistance with travel and other expenses associated with attending our Annual Conferences for people from developing and transition economies, including Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R. Our goal is to foster the diversity of the geographical representation and perspectives at IAFFE conferences. People who plan to present a paper at the conference, and who come from countries with developing and transition economies, are eligible to apply for this funding. The deadline is February 15, 2007. You must also submit a paper proposal by the February 15th deadline. Please check the IAFFE website for Travel Grant application information or write to email@example.com.
Abstract submission for a special issue of Feminist Economics on "Unpaid Work, Time Use, and Public Policy", deadline August 17, 2007. Although individual papers may be narrowly focused, the scope of the special issue will be broad and will include work representing a variety of analytical and empirical perspectives. Despite increased interest in unpaid work and data collection on time use, information on time-use patterns and trends has not been incorporated in the formulation or evaluation of policy nor in monitoring the quality of life and progress in human development. We welcome papers that use time use and other data to examine the gendered effects of public policies, including macroeconomic, fiscal, labor, health and other social policies, on time use and unpaid work. Research on countries at different levels of economic development is especially welcome.Abstracts are due August 17, 2007 and should be submitted to Maria Floro (firstname.lastname@example.org), Caren Grown (email@example.com), and Diane Elson (firstname.lastname@example.org).If the abstract is accepted, completed papers will be due on April 15, 2008.The special issue will be published in spring 2010. Feminist Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives.By opening new areas of economic inquiry, welcoming diverse voices, and encouraging critical exchanges, the journal enlarges and enriches economic discourse.