Economist to deliver Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture

by Kathleen Joyce


Nancy Folbre, professor of economics at theUniversityofMassachusettsatAmherst, will deliver the Provosts Distinguished Womens Lecture at 7 p.m. March 14 (Monday) in 126 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledThe Great Imaginary Strike of Parents and Other Care Workers:An Economic Scenario,the lecture is free and open to the public.

An internationally recognized scholar in the area of feminist economics and the economics of caring labor, Folbre is president of the International Association for Feminist Economics.She is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a grant from the National Science Foundation, and a post-doctoral fellowship fromYaleUniversity.She has been a consultant to the International Labor Office, the World Bank, the Population Council, and theRoyalSwedishAcademyof Science.

Folbre is the author of several books, includingThe Invisible Heart:Economics and Family ValuesandWho Pays for the Kids?Gender and the Structures of Constraint.She has published widely in many leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Feminist Economics, Journal of Economic History, and History of Political Economy.

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