Maria Floro

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Maria S. Floro is Professor Emerita of Economics at American University (AU). She served as Principal Investigator of the Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) project 2017 – 2021. She is SpecialAdviser of the Care Economy Africa Adaptation Project and part of the Care Economies in Context
Project. She served, for the most part, as co-Director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) at American University since it was established in 2008. Her publications include co-authored books on Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics, Women’s Work in the World Economy, and Gender, Development, and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered and articles on gender and development strategies, care and unpaid work, time use and well-being, environment and ecological crises, vulnerability, food security and migration, poverty, household savings, credit, and urban informal sector.


CWE-GAM Working Paper Contributions:

“Demographic, Health and Economic Transitions and the Future Global Demand for Care” – Elizabeth M. King, Hannah Randolph, Maria S. Floro &  Joo Yeoun Suh

“Prospects for Gender-sensitive Macroeconomic Modelling for Policy Analysis in Colombia: Integrating the Care Economy” – Mieke Meurs, Ana Maria Tribin, Maria S. Floro &  Stephan Lefebvre

“Norms, Gender Wage Gap and Long-term Care” – Ignacio Garcia González, Bong Sun (Regina) Seo & Maria Floro

CWE-GAM Blog Contributions:

COVID-19 is Testing the Norm: Gender Dynamics and Care in the Midst of the Pandemic, A Time For Reflection on Care