INTENSIVE VIRTUAL COURSE IN gender-sensitive macroeconomic modelling
The Care Work and the Economy project at American University, in partnership with the Levy Economics Institute, is holding a 15-day training course in Summer 2021 for government officials, statisticians, and researchers from developing countries to enhance their skills in estimating care economies and developing gender-sensitive macroeconomic models for policy analysis.
The purpose of this course is to engage with fellow economists to enhance capacity building in research and teaching of gender-sensitive economic analysis, with a focus on care and macroeconomic policy aspects. The course will be built on four pillars: a) understanding and measuring the care economy; b) adapting social accounting matrices to account for paid and unpaid care activities; c) integrating the information from time-use surveys on unpaid care activities with other relevant sources of information such as national income accounts, labor force surveys and household or special surveys; and d) performing policy-relevant economic analyses that take systematic account of the interlinkages between care, macroeconomic processes, and distribution. Our goal is to guide the participants toward the formulation of viable research projects focused on addressing care needs in developing countries through a better understanding of the care economy and the formulation of gender-sensitive macroeconomic policies. Hence, the program will comprise lectures by experts and hands-on training in analytics. The course will be held virtually June 28 - July 17, 2021. Applications will be accepted until April 8, 2021.