2023 Tracy Mott Workshop: A Pluralist Examination of Social Reproduction and Caring

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September 30

8:30am - 5:00pm

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290, Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

The 2023 Tracy Mott Workshop will feature paper sessions on original research contributions that will be submitted for publication in the Forum for Social Economics, guest speakers Nancy Folbre and Elissa Braunstein, and a panel of DU faculty and invited presenters.

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Guest Speakers

Nancy Folbre: “Accounting for Care: Adventures in Measurement and Valuation

Nancy Folbre is Professor Emerita of Economics and Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Senior Fellow of the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College in the United States.  Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems (Verso, 2021), the editor of For Love and Money: Care Work in the U.S. (Russell Sage, 2012), and the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2008), and The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001). She has also written widely for a popular audience, including contributions to the New York Times Economix blog, The Nation, and the American Prospect. You can learn more about her at her website and blog, Care Talk: http://blogs.umass.edu/folbre/

Elissa Braunstein: “A feminist macroeconomics of care and social reproduction

Elissa Braunstein is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Feminist Economics, and a former Senior Economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Her work focuses on the international and macroeconomic aspects of growth and development, emphasizing the interactions between macroeconomic policy and gender equality, as well as the consequences of incorporating care and social reproduction into macroeconomic models. She publishes widely in both academic and policy venues, and has done consulting work for a number of international development institutions, including UN Women, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

About the Workshop

Named in memoriam for Professor Emeritus Tracy Mott, this workshop serves to highlight the work of DU faculty and students and share the expertise of prominent economists around the world.