Teaching Gender Economics

Wednesday 1 March, 3-4pm (London)

Chair: Parama Chaudhury (UCL and CTaLE Director)


Gunseli Berik (University of Utah)

Günseli Berik is Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Utah, USA.  She holds a PhD in economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and BS in economics from Middle East Technical University (Turkey).  Her research and teaching are in the fields of development economics, gender and development, feminist economics, and political economy of race, gender, and class. She has examined gender inequalities in labor markets, the household, and well-being outcomes. Her latest books are Gender, Development, and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered (2016), co-authored with Lourdes Benería and Maria Floro, and The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics (2021), co-edited with Ebru Kongar.  She served as Editor of the journal Feminist Economics from 2010 to 2017 and worked on research papers for the UN Women, ILO, UNDP, UNRISD, and the World Bank

Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics)

Astrid Kunze is a Professor of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. She holds a Ph.D. from University College London. A main interest in her research is to understand gender differences in labour markets. She has published among others on questions related to how careers and wages evolve, human capital is accumulated, and public policies impact labour market outcomes. In her recent work she is particularly interested in the role of organisations. In 2022, she was awarded the Inaugural European Economics Association Teaching Award (Senior) for exceptional teaching. She is teaching on gender diversity in firms from the labour economics and the business ethics perspectives to business and economics students.

Yana Rodgers (Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)

Yana Rodgers is a Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers.  Yana specializes in using quantitative methods to conduct research on women’s health, labor market status, and well-being.  She has worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank, and she was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics.  She currently serves as an Associate Editor with the journals World Development and Feminist Economics. Yana earned her PhD in economics from Harvard University and her BA in economics from Cornell University.  


Student perspective on the session

Review: EconTEAching Seminar – Teaching Gender Economics by Sangetavathy Thanasegeren

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