Rethinking Macroeconomics

About Rethinking Macroeconomics

The Rethinking Macroeconomics Working Group is bringing gender dimensions into macroeconomic models, particularly in the case of care provisioning.  Researchers in the Rethinking Macroeconomics Cluster are working to modify existing macroeconomic models (e.g. overlapping generations, Keynesian, and Post-Keynesian models) to incorporate unpaid and paid care of children, the sick, disabled and the elderly in order to examine gendered impacts of specific economic policies on employment, inequality, and growth. They will draw insights for the structure of the model from the work of the other groups in the project.  The models will then be used to identify the channels through which economic policies affect or ignore the provision of care and traces the economic and distributional outcomes in the short run and in the longer run.  These new, cutting edge macromodels will demonstrate that care is economically important and help us better understand and more effectively model the links between care and standard economic variables and concerns.

Meet Rethinking Macroeconomics Researchers

Pierre-Richard Agénor
Pierre-Richard Agénor
Hallsworth Professor - University of Manchester
Elissa Braunstein
Elissa Braunstein
Professor of Economics - Colorado State University
Nancy Folbre
Nancy Folbre
Director, Program on Gender and Care Work - Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Eurydice (Evrydiki) Fotopoulou
Eurydice (Evrydiki) Fotopoulou
Lecturer - Goldsmiths, University of London
James Heintz
James Heintz
Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Özlem Onaran
Özlem Onaran
Professor of Economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre - University of Greenwich
Cem Oyvat
Cem Oyvat
Lecturer in Economics - University of Greenwich
Srinivas Raghav
Srinivas Raghav
Contact Details Lecturer Above The Bar - NUI, Galway
Ramaa Vasudevan
Ramaa Vasudevan
Associate Professor - Colorado State University

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