International Association for Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is a non-profit international association dedicated to raising awareness and inquiry of feminist economics. It has approximately six hundred members in sixty-four countries.[1] The association publishes a quarterly journal entitled Feminist Economics.[2] Since 1998 IAFFE has held NGO special consultative status.[3]

International Association for Feminist Economics
AbbreviationIAFFE
Formation1992
TypeNGO
Legal statusAssociation
PurposeOur common cause is to further gender-aware and inclusive economic inquiry and policy analysis with the goal of enhancing the well-being of children, women, and men in local, national, and transnational communities.
Professional title
International Association for Feminist Economics
HeadquartersUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln, US
Location
Coordinates40°49′03″N 96°42′05″W
Region served
Members in 64 countries
Membership
600
President
Silvia Berger
President-Elect
Naila Kabeer

The organization is made up of 'chapters' which conduct panel meetings alongside the meetings of other economic groups such as, the European Association for Evolutionary and Political Economy (EAEPE) and the American Economic Association (AEA).

History

In 1990 Diana Strassmann organized a panel named, Can feminism find a home in economics? Members of the audience were invited specifically, by Jean Shackelford and April Aerni, to join a start-up network for economists which would be overtly feminist in outlook. In 1992 this network became the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) with Shackleford becoming their first president.[4]

In 1998 IAFFE was made an NGO with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).[3]

By 2003 IAFFE had more than five hundred members from over thirty countries.[4] The association's president from 2003 to 2004 was Lourdes Benería. Shahra Razavi paid tribute to Benería in a speech at the IAFFE conference in 2012 describing Benería's work as, "not only empirically grounded and conceptually informed, but also contributing to a feminist critique that is systemic and connected to a broader critique of capitalism".[5]

IAFFE was awarded a grant of $1.5 million in 2010 from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), to continue their work, including the publication of special issues of Feminist Economics.[6] Since then the association has gone on to number six hundred members in sixty-four countries.[1]

Chapters

European chapter

At the same time as IAFFE was setting up, a separate group of women, including Edith Kuiper, in the Netherlands organized a conference on feminist perspectives on economic theory called Out of the Margins. The conference brought many like minded people together who continued to network with one another and be involved in groups and activism, sometimes involving the IAFFE. (Another small group of Dutch economists founded another organization named FENN, the Feminist Economics Network in the Netherlands). In 1998, at a second Amsterdam conference, arrangements were made to hold the first meeting of IAFFE European chapter.[7]

The first official meeting of IAFFE Europe took place in Brussels in November 1998, there were twenty-five participants from ten countries and, as a result of the meeting, an e-mail list was created. Information about futures sessions and a report of the first meeting was sent to those interested, this led to more IAFFE panels (in 1999 and 2000) being organized for meetings of the European Association for Evolutionary and Political Economy (EAEPE).[7]

The European chapter of IAFFE continued to meet and Ailsa McKay, professor of economics at Glasgow Caledonian University, was its chair until her death in March 2014.[8]

Australian and New Zealand Association for Feminist Economics (ANZAFFE)

The Out of the Margins conference resulted in a network of contacts being formed, one of these networks gradually became the Australian and New Zealand Association for Feminist Economics (ANZAFFE), a chapter of IAFFE. The chapter includes a small feminist economics group in Wellington, New Zealand led by Prue Hyman.[7]

United States chapter

The American chapter of IAFFE hold sessions at the American Economic Association's (AEA) annual meetings.[7]

The Rhonda Williams Prize

IAFFE offer a prize scholarship in memory of former associate editor of Feminist Economics (1994–1998), Rhonda Williams. In 2014 the amount awarded was $1,500 to be given out at their summer conference to allow underrepresented groups in IAFFE attend the conference and present a paper.

Award winners must demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues: inequalities; interrelationships (racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism); and connections between scholarship and activism. Funding is provided by both Routledge and, Taylor & Francis.[9]

Conferences

IAFFE takes part in Allied Social Sciences Association's (ASSA) annual conference every year.[10] It also has its own annual conferences.

List of IAFFE Conferences
#YearPlaceTheme
1st1992American University, Washington DC USAIAFFE Conference Programs
2nd1993Amsterdam, The Netherlands in conjunction with "Out of the Margin" conference - also organized 8 panels for the UN Conference in Beijing, ChinaFeminist economic inquiry.[11]
3rd1994Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USAIAFFE Conference Programs
4th1995Tours, FranceFeminist economic inquiry.[12]
5th1996American University, Washington DC, USAFeminist economic inquiry.[13]
6th1997Taxco, MexicoFeminist economic inquiry.[14]
7th1998Amsterdam, The NetherlandsFeminist approaches to economics.[15]
8th1999Carleton University, Ottawa, CanadaFeminist economic inquiry.[16]
9th2000Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, TurkeyFeminist economic inquiry.[17]
10th2001Holmenkollen Hotel, Oslo, NorwayFeminist economic inquiry.[18]
11th2002Occidental College, California, USAFeminist economic inquiry.[19]
12th2003The Centre for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, Barbados, West IndiesFeminist economic inquiry.[20]
13th2004St Hilda's College, Oxford, EnglandFeminist economic inquiry.[21]
14th2005Washington DC, USAFeminist economic inquiry.[22]
15th2006Sydney, AustraliaFeminist economic inquiry.[23]
16th2007Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, ThailandFeminist economic inquiry.[24]
17th2008Torino, ItalyWomen's work and education in the global economy.[25]
18th2009Simmons College, Boston, MA, USAGlobal economic crises impacts women differently.[26]
19th2010Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGlobal economic crises and feminist rethinking of the development discourse.[27]
20th2011Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, ChinaReorienting economic theory, policies, and institutions: Feminist perspectives in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.[28]
21st2012Barcelona, SpainHuman well-being for the 21st century: weaving alliances from feminist economics[29]
22nd2013Stanford University, Palo Alto, CaliforniaFeminist economists’ perspectives on women’s education and work across the globe[30]
23rd2014University of Ghana, Accra, GhanaWomen’s economic empowerment and the new global development agenda.[31]
24th2015Boston, Massachusetts, USAPapers invited on the issues of: Gender, monetary and fiscal policies / Women’s employment, families and austerity programs / Deflation and gender in a complex global world / Women’s employment and Central Bank policies during the post-crisis period economic empowerment, ethics and gender development / Gender, microcredit and microfinance.[32]
25th2016Galway, IrelandTransitions and transformations in gender equality.[33][34]
26th2017Sungshin University, Seoul, South KoreaGender equalities in a multi-polar world.[35][36]
27th2018SUNY New Paltz, New Platz, NY USAFeminist debates on migration, inequalities and resistance.[37]
28th2019Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, ScotlandTheme: tbc.[38] The inaugural Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize will be presented at the conference.[39]
29th2020FLACSO Ecuador, Quito, EcuadorTheme: tbc.[38]

Grants

List of some of the grants awarded to the IAFFE
YearAwarding body / organizationAmountPurpose of grant
2010Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)$1,500,000 USIAFFE work and special issues of Feminist Economics.[6]
2011Ford Foundation$250,000 USIn support of a project on "Land, Gender, and Food Security".[40]
2014Routledge and Taylor & Francis$1,500 USThe Rhonda Williams Prize (see above).[9]

Association members

2017-18 Board of Directors

This is list of who is sitting on the board of IAFFE.[41]

Additional board members

Past presidents

This is a list of presidents of the IAFFE.[41]

Publications

Journals

Books by IAFFE members

  • Bahramitash, Roksana (2013). Gender and entrepreneurship in Iran: microenterprise and the informal sector. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137342867.
  • Bettio, Francesca; Plantenga, Janneke; Smith, Mark (2013). Gender and the European labour market. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415664332.
  • Bjørnholt, Margunn; McKay, Ailsa (2014). Counting on Marilyn Waring: new advances in feminist economics. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press. ISBN 9781927335277.
  • Blau, Francine D; Ferber, Marianne A; Winkler, Anne E (2014). The economics of women, men, and work (seventh ed.). Boston: Pearson. ISBN 9780132992817.
  • Deshpande, Ashwini (2013). Affirmative action in India. New Delhi Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198092087.
  • Dokmanović, Mirjana; Kuzmanović, Tatjana Đ. (2012). Guidelines for introducing gender budgeting at national level in the Republic of Serbia (in Serbian). Serbia: Gender Equality Directorate, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy. ISBN 9780132992817.
  • Figart, Deborah M.; Warnecke, Tonia L. (2013). Handbook of research on gender and economic life. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9780857930941.
  • Gornick, Janet C.; Jäntti, Markus (2013). Income inequality: economic disparities and the middle class in affluent countries. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804778244.
  • Kabeer, Naila; Sudarshan, Ratna; Milward, Kirsty (2013). Organizing women workers in the informal economy: beyond the weapons of the weak. London New York: Zed Books. ISBN 9781780324517.
  • Kalabikhina, Irina (2012). Economic and demographic development: gender transition - theory, indexes, prediction, policy. (in Russian). Russia: LAB Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Karamessini, Maria; Rubery, Jill (2014). Women and austerity: the economic crisis and the future for gender equality. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 9780415815376.
  • Mejiuni, Olutoyin (2013). Women and power: education, religion and identity. Dakar: CODESRIA. ISBN 9782869785731.
  • Mills, Julie; Franzway, Suzanne; Gill, Judy; Sharp, Rhonda (2013). Challenging knowledge, sex and power: gender, work and engineering. New York: Routledge, IAFFE Book Series. ISBN 9780415676861.
  • Tanaka, Shigeto (2013). A Quantitative Picture of Contemporary Japanese Families: Tradition and Modernity in the 21st Century. Sendai: Tohoku University Press. ISBN 9784861632266.

See also

References

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