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Summer School on Ecological and Feminist Macroeconomics

12 July @ 8:00 am 16 July @ 5:00 pm IST

How can we provide a good life for all within planetary boundaries? A recent article in Nature Sustainability (O’Neill, 2018) argues that “No country in the world currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use.” This summer workshop offers a crash course on both ecological and feminist macroeconomics. Moreover, it invites participants to reflect upon the convergence between the two. The intention is to contribute to macroeconomics able to face the challenges of the XXI Century. These are well reflected by the Sustainable Development Goals. Particular emphasis will be paid to ecological sustainability, gender equality, and their intersections.

If you are interested in pluralist economics and new economics, you can’t miss this course! Some of the best scholars from both ecological and feminist economics will introduce the topics and present their cutting-edge research. You will then have the chance to personally interact with them. Exchanges among participants will also be fostered, with the aim of starting collaboration for future research projects. Opportunities for PhD and postdoc fellowships will also be offered for those interested to pursue further research in the topics covered by this online summer crash course. The time is ripe for macroeconomics to refocus on what really matters: the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet.

Academic Coordinator: Dr Federico Demaria, Serra Húnter assistant professor in ecological economics and political ecology at the UB Department of Economic History, Institutions and Policy and World Economy.



Dates: 12-16 July 2021
Total hours: 20


Prior to the beginning of the course, all the students will be asked to record a short video of 3 minutes where they briefly introduce themselves and present their research project, and/or interests. These will be made available in advance to all participants and speakers.DAY 1: OPENING LECTURES ON ECOLOGICAL AND FEMINIST MACROECONOMICS

Session 1: Ecological macroeconomics: Ecologising Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Dr Simone D’Alessandro, Associate Professor of Economics. University of Pisa (Italy)

Session 2: Feminist macroeconomics: Engendering Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

 Dr İpek İlkkaracan, Professor of Economics. Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)


Session 3: Post-Keynesian macroeconomics

 Dr Louison Cahen-Fourot, Post-doctoral researcher. Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)

Session 4: From the End of Growth to Degrowth: Perspectives from feminist economics

 Dr Bengi AkbulutAssistant Professor of Geography, Planning and Environment. Concordia University (Canada)


Session 5: Ecological macroeconomics modelling and simulations

Dr André Cieplinski, Post-doctoral researcher. University of Pisa (Italy)

Session 6: Feminist macroeconomics modelling and simulations

Dr Cem Oyvat, Senior Lecturer in Economics. University of Greenwich (UK)


Session 7: Embedding finance in the macroeconomics of climate change

 Dr Irene MonasteroloAssistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance. Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)

Session 8: The future of money: From financial crisis to public resource

Dr Mary Mellor, Professor Emerita of Social Sciences. Northumbria University (UK)


Session 9: On the convergence between ecological and feminist economics

 Dr Corinna Dengler, Postdoctoral Researcher. University of Kassel (Germany)

Session 10: Future research agenda: Presentations by student groups & debate
 Work group

Please note: Program subject to change without notice. All times are CEST (Central European Summer Time)


Professional fee: €95

Student fee: €45

Reduced fee: €15*

*For participants from countries included in this LIST.

Registration is open until 11 June 2021.REGISTER NOWThis research-oriented course it is thought of for students and researchers with a background in economics. However, any participant interested to learn about ecological and feminist macroeconomics is welcome.

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