Time Poverty and the Poverty of Economics
November 9, 2018
Room: 3rd Floor Conference Room
UMass Amherst Campus
The PERI Program on Gender and Care Work and the Department of Economics' Political Economy Workshop are co-sponsoring "Time Poverty and the Poverty of Economics," a talk by Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The talk will be held on November 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm in Gordon Hall's 3rd Floor Conference Room.
Professor Ghosh’s work focuses on globalisation, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development. She is a founder of the Economic Research Foundation in New Delhi, and is also Executive Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), a network of economists critical of the mainstream economic paradigm of neo-liberalism.
The PERI Program on Gender and Care Work aims to develop a unified picture of the "care sector" of the economy with attention to the changing roles of the family, the market, and the state. It emphasizes both the contributions that care work makes to economic growth and its implications for inequality between men and women. It calls attention to the similarities and differences between care provided in paid employment and that provided in partnership with family members, friends, and neighbors. It also urges policy makers to consider changes in the social organization and finance of care that could enhance human capabilities and improve economic efficiency.
The Department of Economics' Political Economy Workshop is a seminar that meets 6 to 10 times a semester. Graduate students and faculty from the department and elsewhere present papers on a range of topics in political economy.