If you’re like me, you’ve noticed an uptick in the amount of economic “analysis” that is obviously grounded in the thinking that more government is better and that markets must be regulated in order to make them “fair.” Thus I’m not surprised to learn of this group — the International Association for Feminist Economics. One look at the group’s activities tells you all you need to know about their “analyis.” Sadly, the women-as-perpetual-victims mantra has taken root here.
- To foster dialogue and resource sharing among economists and others from all over the world who take feminist viewpoints
- To advance feminist inquiry into economic issues
- To educate economists, policy makers, and the general public on feminist points of view on economic issues
- To foster evaluations of the underlying constructs of the economics discipline from feminist perspectives
- To aid in expanding opportunities for women, and especially women from under represented groups, within economics
- To promote interaction among researchers, activists, and policy makers in order to improve scholarship and policy
- To encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the economic classroom