İpek İlkkaracan is Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Management, a Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute in New York and an Associate Editor of the Feminist Economics journal. In 2018-2020, she was based at the University of Rome-Sapienza in Italy on a Visiting Professor grant. Ilkkaracan’s areas of research entail the care economy, gender and macroeconomics, political economy of gender and development. Her ‘Purple Economy’ model, which depicts a gender-egalitarian and sustainable economic system, was adopted by various women’s organizations as an advocacy tool such as the European Women’s Lobby (a Europe-wide network of women’s organizations) and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia-Pacific. Ilkkaracan has served Board Member of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) and the Middle Eastern Economics Association (MEEA); she is also a founding member of Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways, Women’s Labor and Employment Platform, ITU Women’s Studies Center and Gender and Macroeconomics GEM-Europe Network.
CWE-GAM Working Paper Contributions:
“The Impact of Investing in Social Care on Employment Generation, Time and Income-Poverty and Gender Gaps: A Macro-Micro Simulation for Turkey” – Ipek Ilkkaracan, Kijong Kim, Tom Masterson, Emel Memis & Ajit Zacharias