Julie A. Nelson
Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)
44 Teele Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 USA
Fields of Interest:
Gender and economics; feminist social theory; philosophy of economics; teaching of economics; economics of the household; quantitative methods; public economics; labor economics; development.
Senior Research Associate, Global Development and Environment Institute, September 2001 to present.
Visiting Sowell Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Bates College, August 2003 to December 2003.
Fellow, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, Harvard Divinity School, September 2000 to June 2001.
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston, September 1999 to August 2000.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Graduate School of International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University, July 1995 to August 1999.
Leif Johansen Research Award Programme Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, May 1998.
Visiting Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Harvard University, February 1997 to June 1997.
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis, July 1994 to June 1996.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis, July 1988 to June 1994.
Research Economist, Division of Price and Index Number Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C., September 1986 to June 1988.
Research Assistant, Economics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February to December, 1985.
Teaching Assistant, Economics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 1981 to June 1982, and September 1983 to December 1984.
Research Assistant, Development Research Department, The World Bank, Washington D.C., September 1982 to August 1983.
Developed educational programs for churches and community groups, Hunger Action Coalition/Minnesota, Minneapolis, September 1978 to August 1980.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986.
M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982.
B.A., Economics, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1978.
Books and Edited Volumes
Economics for Humans.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Microeconomics in Context. Co-authored with Neva Goodwin, Frank Ackerman, and Thomas Weisskopf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man. Co-edited with Marianne A. Ferber. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Chapters include:
"Introduction: Beyond Economic Man, Ten Years Later," pp. 1-31 (with Marianne A. Ferber) and "Separative and Soluble Firms: Androcentric Bias in Business Ethics," pp. 81-99 (sole author).
"Feminist Philosophies of Love and Work." Special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 17(2), Spring 2002. Co-edited with Paula England. Includes “Feminist Philosophies of Love and Work,” pp. 1-18 (with Paula England).
"Women at the End of the Millennium: What We Know, What We Need to Know." Special issue of The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 39, 1999. Co-edited with Marianne A. Ferber. Includes "Where Do We Go From Here?" pp. 781-783 (with Marianne A. Ferber).
Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics. London: Routledge, 1996.
Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics. Co-edited with Marianne A. Ferber. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Chapters include:
“Introduction: The Social Construction of Economics and the Social Construction of Gender,” pp. 1-22 (with Marianne A. Ferber).
“The Study of Choice or the Study of Provisioning? Gender and the Definition of Economics,” pp. 23-36 (sole author).
“Can We Talk? Feminist Economists in Dialogue with Social Theorists,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31(4), Summer 2006, pp. 1052-1074.
“Why a Well-Paid Nurse Is a Better Nurse,” with Nancy Folbre. Nursing Economics 24(3), May/June 2006, pp. 127-130.
“Rethinking Development and Globalization: Insights from Feminist Economics,” The Good Society 14(3), 2005, pp. 58-62.
“Freedom, Reason, and More: Feminist Economics and Human Development,” Journal of Human Development 5(3), November 2004, pp. 309-333.
“Clocks, Creation and Clarity: Insights on Ethics and Economics from a Feminist Perspective,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7(4), August 2004, pp. 381-398.Issue on "Economics, Justice and Welfare," ed. Carl-Henric Grenholm. (GDAE Working Paper No. 03-11.)
"A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis of Ethics and Business," Development 47(3), September 2004, pp. 53-60. Issue on "Corporate Responsibility and Development." (Abridged version of GDAE Working Paper No. 04-01.)
"Is Economics a Natural Science?" Social Research 71(2), Summer 2004, issue on “The 50th Anniversary of Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers,” ed. William Milberg, pp. 211-222. (GDAE Working Paper No. 04-03.)
“Survey Article: Feminism in the Dismal Science” with Gabrielle Meagher, Journal of Political Philosophy 12(1), March 2004, pp. 102-126.
"Once More, With Feeling: Process/Feminist Economics and the Ontological Question," Feminist Economics 9(1), March 2003, pp. 109-118.
"Breaking the Dynamic of Control: A Feminist/Process Approach to Economic Ethics," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 19(1), Spring 2003, pp. 27-45.
"Confronting the Science/Value Split: Notes on Feminist Economics, Institutionalism, Pragmatism and Process Thought." Cambridge Journal of Economics 27(1), January 2003, pp. 49-64.
"Economic Methodology and Feminist Critiques." Journal of Economic Methodology 8(1), 2001, pp. 93-97.
"Value as Relationality: Feminist, Pragmatist and Process Thought Meet Economics," Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15(2), 2001, pp. 137-151. Special Issue on "Feminism and Pragmatism," Shannon Sullivan, ed.
"For Love or Money--Or Both?" with Nancy Folbre. Journal of Economic Perspectives14(4), Fall 2000, pp. 123-140.
"Feminist Economics at the Millennium: A Personal Perspective," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 25(4), Summer 2000, pp. 1177-1181.
"Equivalence Scales and the Welfare of Children." Comment. The Review of Income and Wealth 45(4), December 1999, pp. 531-534 (with Hilde Bojer).
"Of Markets and Martyrs: Is it OK to Pay Well for Care?" Feminist Economics 5(3), 1999, pp. 43-59.
"Labour, Gender, and the Economic/Social Divide." International Labour Review 137 (1), 1998, pp. 33-46.
"One Sphere or Two?" American Behavioral Scientist 41(10), August 1998, 1467-1471.
“Feminism, Ecology, and the Philosophy of Economics,” Ecological Economics 20, 1997, pp. 155-162.
“The Frequency of Consumer Expenditure: An Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Consumer Affairs 30(2), Winter 1996, pp. 322-347.
“Feminism and Economics,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 9(2), Spring 1995, pp. 131-148.
“On Gendered Economics: Rejoinder,” Review of Social Economy 53(1), Spring 1995, pp. 133-139.
“Estimation of Food Demand Elasticities Using Hicksian Composite Commodities Assumptions,” Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics 33(3), Summer 1994, pp. 51-68.
“I, Thou, and Them: Capabilities, Altruism, and Norms in the Economics of Marriage,” American Economic Review 84(2), May 1994, pp. 126-131.
“On Testing for Full Insurance Using Consumer Expenditure Survey Data,” Journal of Political Economy 102(2), April 1994, pp. 384-394.
“More Thinking About Gender: Reply,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 9(1), Winter 1994, pp. 199-205.
“Gender and Economic Ideologies,” Review of Social Economy 51(3), Fall 1993, pp. 287-301.
“Household Equivalence Scales: Theory versus Policy?” Journal of Labor Economics 11(3), July 1993, pp. 471-493.
“Value-Free or Valueless? Notes on the Pursuit of Detachment in Economics,” History of Political Economy 25(1), Spring 1993, pp. 121-145.
“‘Independent of a Base’ Equivalence Scale Estimation Using United States Micro-Level Data,” Annales d’Économie et de Statistiques 29, January-March 1993, pp. 43-63.
“Methods of Estimating Household Equivalence Scales: An Empirical Investigation,” Review of Income and Wealth 38(3), September 1992, pp. 295-310.
“Thinking About Gender,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 7(3), Summer 1992, pp. 138-154.
“Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics,” Economics and Philosophy 8(1), Spring 1992, pp. 103-125.
“Tax Reform and Feminist Theory in the United States Context: Incorporating Human Connection,” Journal of Economic Studies 18(5/6), 1991, pp. 11-29.
“Quality Variation and Quantity Aggregation in Consumer Demand for Food,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73(4), November 1991, pp. 1204-1212.
“Economic Literacy or Economic Ideology?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 5(3), Summer 1991, pp. 157-165 (with Steven M. Sheffrin).
“Quantity Aggregation in Consumer Demand Analysis When Physical Quantities are Observed,” Review of Economics and Statistics 72(1), February 1990, pp. 153-156.
“Individual Consumption Within the Household: A Study of Expenditures on Clothing,” Journal of Consumer Affairs 23(1), Summer 1989, pp. 21-44.
“Household Economies of Scale in Consumption: Theory and Evidence,” Econometrica 56(6), November 1988, pp. 1301-1314.
Contributions to Edited Volumes
“The Relational Firm: A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis,” in Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics, ed. László Zsolnai and Knut Johannessen Ims. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2006, pp. 195-217. (Edited version of GDAE Working Paper No. 04-01.)
“Interpersonal Relations and Economics: Comments from a Feminist Economist,” in Economics and Social Interaction: Accounting for Interpersonal Relations, ed. Benedetto Gui and Robert Sugden. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 250-261.
“A Feminist Critique of Free Market Economics,” in Communion, Responsibility, Accountability: Responding as a Lutheran Communion to Neoliberal Globalization, ed. Karen L. Bloomquist. Geneva: Lutheran World Federation (LWF Documentation Series No. 50). December 2004, pp. 67-80.
"How did 'The Moral' Get Split from 'The Economic'?" in Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics, ed. Drucilla K. Barker and Edith Kuiper. New York: Routledge, 2003, pp. 134-141.
"The Childcare Economics Conundrum: Quality versus Affordability," in Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender, ed. Karine S. Moe. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 125-141.
"Feminism and the Economics of Deception: An Examination of Adam Smith's 'Spirit of System'" in Exchange and Deception: A Feminist Perspective, ed. Caroline Gerschlager and Monika Mokre. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, pp. 43-54.
“Feminist Economics: Objective, Activist, and Postmodern?” in Post-Modernism, Economics, and Knowledge, ed. Stephen Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio and David F. Ruccio. New York: Routledge, 2001, pp. 286-304.
"Gender and Feminist Studies in Economics," in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. Neil J. Smelser and Paul. B. Baltes. Oxford: Pergamon, 2001, pp. 5920-5924.
"Gender and the 'Separative Self' in Economics, Ethics, and Management," in Ethics and Capitalism, ed. John Bishop. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000, pp. 102-121.
“Economic Man” and “Econometrics,” in The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, ed. Janice Peterson and Meg Lewis, Aldershot. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2000, pp. 154-157, 284-289.
“Abstraction, Reality, and the Gender of ‘Economic Man,’” in Virtualism: The New Political Economy, ed. James G. Carrier and Daniel Miller. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1998, pp. 75-94.
“Feminism, Objectivity and Economics: On the Role of Gender in Thinking about Economics and Ethics,” Studies in Ethics and Economics 3: Ethics, Economics and Feminism, ed. Carl-Henric Grenholm and Gert Helgesson, eds. Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1998, pp. 9-23.
“Feminist Economic Methodology,” in Handbook of Economic Methodology, ed. John B. Davis, D. Wade Hands, and Uskali Mäki. Aldershot. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 1998, 189-192.
“Economic Theory and Feminist Theory: Comments on Chapters by Polachek, Ott, and Levin,” in Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economic Theory, ed. Edith Kuiper et al. London: Routledge, 1995, pp. 120-125.
“Ely and Christian Social Reform,” in Economists at Wisconsin: 1892-1992, ed. Robert J. Lampman. Madison: Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1993. pp. 55-58.
"Marianne Abeles Ferber," in Dictionary of American Economists ed. Ross B. Emmett and James Madison, Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006.
Book review of Economy of Grace, by Kathryn Tanner. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 74(3), 2006, pp. 782-84.
Book Review of Lifting up the Poor: A Dialogue on Religion, Poverty and Welfare Reform, by Mary Jo Bane and Lawrence Mead and Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics and Justice, by Rebecca Blank and William McGurn. Feminist Economics 12(3), 2006, pp. 481-83.
Book Review of Buddhist Women and Social Justice: Ideas, Challenges and Achievements, ed. Karma Lekshe Tsomo. International Feminist Journal of Politics 8(2), 2006, pp. 313-15.
Book Review of The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value by John B. Davis. Feminist Economics 11(1), March 2005, pp. 156-159.
GDAE Teaching Modules on Social and Environmental Issues in Economics(http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/modules.html#context)
”Economics in Context: Goals, Issues, and Behavior,” with Neva Goodwin, Frank Ackerman, and Thomas Weisskopf. 2004.
“Consumption and the Consumer Society,” with Neva Goodwin, Frank Ackerman, and Thomas Weisskopf. 2004.
“Macroeconomic Activity in Context,” with Neva Goodwin and Jonathan M. Harris., 2004.
“Useful Macroeconomic Tools and Concepts,” with Neva Goodwin and Jonathan M. Harris. 2004.
“Macroeconomic Measurement: The Current Approach,” with Neva Goodwin and Jonathan M. Harris. 2004.
“Macroeconomic Measurement: Environmental and Social Dimensions,” with Neva Goodwin and Jonathan M. Harris. 2004.
“A Post-Autistic Introduction to Economic Behavior,” Post-Autistic Economics Review 28,October 2004 (with Neva Goodwin, Frank Ackerman and Thomas Weisskopf). http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/review/issue28.htm
“Comment on ‘Responding to Discrimination in the Academy.’” Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2004, p. 11.
“What Should Be Retained from Standard Microeconomics,” Post-Autistic Economics Review 14, June 21, 2002, article 8. http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/review/issue14.htm.
Book review of The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values by Nancy Folbre, Journal of Economic Literature 40, March 2002, pp. 188-189.
“Why the PAE Movement Needs Feminism,” Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter 9, October 19, 2001, article 1, http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/review/issue9.htm.
“Brockton Nurses Strike: Economics and Care” Massachusetts Nurses Association News, May 2001, http://www.massnurses.org/News/2001/001004/brockton/econocare.htm
"Why Are Early Education and Care Wages So Low? A Critical Guide to Common Explanations," Foundation for Child Development Working Paper Series, April 2001. http://www.fcd-us.org/uploaddocs/whyareearlyeducationandcarewages-nelson.pdf
Book review of The New Institutionalism in Sociology, Mary C. Brinton and Victor Nee, eds., The Journal of Consumer Affairs 34(1) Summer 2000, pp. 138-140.
Book review of The Analysis of Household Surveys: A Microeconometric Approach to Development Policy by Angus Deaton, Journal of Economic Literature 38, June 2000, pp. 459-460.
Book review of Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America by Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Christine Stolba, Industrial & Labor Relations Review 53(3), 2000, pp.529-530.
"The Actual and the Idealized Market," in the Out of the Margin2/IAFFE Conference 1998 Conference Report, University of Amsterdam. June 1998.
“Feminist Economics 201: Philosophy and Methodology. Guest Lecture by Julie Nelson, June 11, 1996” Monograph. Cambridge: Radcliffe Public Policy Institute, 1997.
Book Review of Political Economy for the 21st Century: Contemporary Views on the Trend of Economics, Charles J. Whalen, ed., Journal of Economic Literature 35, March 1997. pp. 121-122.
Economics: Discipline Analysis. Essay and bibliography prepared for the National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women, Towson State University, Baltimore, 1997.
“The Masculine Mindset of Economic Analysis” (opinion),The Chronicle of Higher Education 42(42), June 28, 1996, p. B3.
Book Review of Women and Economics: A New Zealand Perspective by Prue Hyman,Feminist Economics 2(1), Spring 1996, pp. 133-136.
"Interview: What is Feminist Economics All About?" Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs 39(1), January-February 1996, pp. 4-8 (with Jeffrey Madrick).
“A Brief History of IAFFE,” International Association for Feminist Economics Newsletter 5(1), Summer 1995, pp. 1 and 5 (with April Aerni).
Book Review of The Social Meaning of Money by Viviana A. Zelizer, Contemporary Sociology 24(3), May 1995, pp. 382-384.
“What Language Are We Using Here? A review of Willie Henderson, Tony Dudley-Evans, and Roger Backhouse’s (editors) Economics & Language,” Journal of Economic Methodology 2(1), June 1995, pp. 149-154.
“Feminist Ethics and the Income Tax,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, special issue on Feminist Ethics and Public Policy, ed. Diana Tietjens Meyers and Iris Young. Fall 1994.
“What is Feminist Economics?” Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession Newsletter, Spring 1994, pp. 6-8 (with Marianne A. Ferber).
“Humanizing the ‘Dismal Science’” (opinion). Chicago Tribune, August 4, 1993 (with Marianne A. Ferber).
“Economics Working Papers: Feminist Theory, Philosophy and Pedagogy,” “Economics Working Papers: Women, Families, and Policy,” “New Publications on Feminism and Economics,” and “Published Works on Feminism and Economics” (bibliographies). Distributed by the International Association for Feminist Economics. Revised March 1994 (with assistance from April Aerni and Jean Shackelford).
Book Review of When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Journal of Economic Literature 31, March 1993, pp. 261-262.
“Consumer Expenditure Survey, Interview Survey, for Household-Level Analysis, 1980-1989” (reorganized data, with documentation). Distributed by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, ICPSR 9851, January 1994.
“Gender and Economic Thought,” Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession Newsletter, Fall 1987.
Accepted for Publication:
"A Process Perspective on Contemporary Schools of Economic Thought," in Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, ed. Michel Weber. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, forthcoming.
“Feminist Economics,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, ed. Lawrence Blume and Steven N. Durlauf. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
"Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking in—and About—Economics," in AGLS News (Newsletter of the Association for General and Liberal Studies), forthcoming.
Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide For High School Teachers, with Mark H. Maier. Forthcoming, M. E. Sharpe, June 2007.
“Rationality and Humanity: A View from Feminist Economics.” April 2005. Submitted for Rational Choice Theory and the Humanities, ed. David Palumbo-Liu. (GDAE Working Paper 05-04)
“The Principles Course.” Submitted to A Handbook for Pluralist Economics Education, ed. John Reardon.
“Ethics and International Debt: A View from Feminist Economics.” October 2005, revised August 2006. Submitted to Feminist Economics. (GDAE Working Paper No. 06-04.)
Work in Progress:
Macroeconomics in Context, book manuscript, with Neva Goodwin. Chapters from preliminary edition available at http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/textbooks/macroeconomics.html
Reprints and Translations:
“What Should Be Retained from Standard Microeconomics,” in Real World Economics: A Post-Autistic Economics Reader. Anthem Press, forthcoming 2006. (Reprint of Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter article.)
“Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics,” in Recent Developments in Economic Methodology, ed. John B. Davis. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2006, pp. 3-25. (Reprint of Economics and Philosophy article.)
"Is Economics a Natural Science?" Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 2(1), 2005, pp. 261-269. (Revised version of Social Research article.)
Más Allá del Hombre Económico. Spanish translation of Beyond Economic Man.Madrid:Ediciones Cátedra, 2004.
"For Love or Money--Or Both?" with Nancy Folbre, in Women and the Economy: A Reader, ed. Ellen Mutari and Deborah M. Figart. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003, pp. 108-123. (Abridged version of Journal of Economic Perspectivesarticle.)
“Why the PAE Movement Needs Feminism,” in The Crisis in Economics: The Post-Autistic Economics Movement: The First 600 Days, ed. Edward Fullbrook. London: Routledge, 2003, pp.159-161. (Reprint of Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter article.) Translated into Chinese by Higher Education Press and into Turkish by İktisat Fakültesi Mezunları Cemiyeti. Translated into German in Die Scheuklappen der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, ed. Thomas Dürmeier, Tanja v. Egan-Krieger and Helge Peukert (Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag, 2006), pp. 247-250.
“Feminismo y Economía,” in La Política Economíca desde una Perspectiva de Género, ed. Paloma de Villota. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2000, pp. 29-51. (Translation of Journal of Economic Perspectives article.)
"Feminist Economics at the Millennium: A Personal Perspective," in Feminisms at a Millennium, ed. Carolyn Allen and Judith A. Howard. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 177-181. (Reprint of Signs article.)
"Labour, Gender, and the Economic/Social Divide," in Women, Gender and Work: What is Equality and How Do We Get There?, ed. Martha Fetherolf Loutfi. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2000. (Reprint of International Labour Review article.)
“Travail, sexospécificité et dichotomie entre le social et l’economiqué,” Revue Inernationale du Travail 137(1), 37-52 and “Trabajo, sexo y division entre lo económico y lo social,” Revista Internacional del Trabajo 117(1), 37-52. (Translation of International Labour Review article.)
Beyond Economic Man, Korean translation. Translated by Ae Sil Kim. Seoul, Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Press, 1997.
“The Study of Choice or the Study of Provisioning? Gender and the Definition of Economics” (abridged version), in Economics as a Social Science: Readings in Political Economy, ed. Frank Stilwell and George Argyrous. Annandale, NSW, Australia: Pluto Press, 1996.
“Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics,”in Gender and Economics, ed. Jane Humphries. Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar, 1995. pp. 19-41. (Reprint of Economics and Philosophy article.)
“Die soziale Konstruktion der Wirtschaftswissenschaften und die soziale Konstruktion von ‘gender,’“ in Ökonomische Theorien und Geschlechterverhältnis, ed. Ulla Regenhard, Friederike Maier, and Andrea-Hilla Carl, Berlin: Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin, 1994, pp. 151-161. (Translation of extract from the Introduction to Beyond Economic Man, with Marianne A. Ferber.)
"Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course," June 2005. With Neva Goodwin. GDAE Working Paper 05-05.
“Household Responsibilities and Travel Time Savings: Does Two Minutes Even Matter?,” with Deborah Neimeier (Civil Engineering, UC Davis). First draft August 1997, revised June 1998.
“A Feminist Perspective on Economic Justice,” first draft, July 1993.
“Towards a Feminist Theory of the Family,” December 1991.
“Separability, Scales, and Intra-Family Distribution,” UC Davis, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 346, October 1989.
“Latent Family Influences on Individual Expenditures for Clothing,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper No. 192, 1989 (with Brent R. Moulton).
“Food Quantity Data in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey: An Evaluation of Usefulness for Economic and Statistical Studies,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper No. 174, October 1987.
“Quantity Aggregation and Price Variation in U.S. Consumer Demand for Food,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper No. 168, June 1987.
“The ‘Cost of Children’ Question: Human Capital, Fertility, or Welfare?” November 1986.
“Household Demands and Individual Consumption,” September 1986.
“Household Demands with Household Public Goods,” August 1986.
“A Model of Household Joint Utility Maximization with Public Goods.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1986.
Honors and Awards:
Leif Johansen Research Award, University of Oslo, Norway, 1998.
John W. Kendrick Prize for Best Article, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. Second place, 1992.
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Fall 1983.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, 1980-81.
B.A. awarded summa cum laude with Departmental Distinction in Economics.
Phi Beta Kappa.
National Merit Scholar.
Principles of Microeconomics (as Teaching Assistant)
Public Economics (Ph.D. and M.A.)
Econometrics (M.A. and undergraduate)
Information Management (M.A.)
Quantitative Methods Laboratory (undergraduate)
Labor/Human Resources (undergraduate)
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (undergraduate)
Honors Seminar (undergraduate)
Gender and Economics (undergraduate)
Sex-Segregated Labor Markets (undergraduate)
Gender and Inequality (undergraduate, Women's Studies Program)
Feminism and Economics (Ph.D.)
Feminist Economics (unit on Work and Family, M.A. and Ph.D., School of Public Affairs)
Major Grants Received:
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Economics for work at the University of the Republic, Uruguay. July-August 2004. Grant No. 1067.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Memorial Fellowship for Research on Caring Labor. 1999-2000.
Foundation for Child Development. Discretionary grant for research on Economics, Value, and Caring Labor. 2000-2001.
Foundation for Child Development. Discretionary grant for child care meetings. 1999. Project Co-Director with Nancy Folbre and Barbara Bergmann.
Ford Foundation. Sponsored Project, "A Traveling Ph.D. Class in Feminist Economics." 1997-1998. Unit director. Planning and pilot grants. Host site: The University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
National Science Foundation. Grant #SES-8921634, “Consumer Expenditures in the 1980’s: Preparation and Analysis of Micro-Level Data,” February 1990 to January 1992. Sole Principal Investigator.
Associate Editor, Feminist Economics. June 1998-present.
Board Member, International Association for Feminist Economics, August 1992 to January 1997.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 1998-1999, 2001-2002. Feminist Economics, 1995-present. Journal of Economic Methodology, 1994-1997, 2001-present. Review of Social Economy, 2004-present.
Board of Trustees Member, Journal of Institutional Economics, 2004-present.
Referee for The American Economic Review; Econometrica; Journal of Political Economy; The Journal of Human Resources; The Review of Economics and Statistics; The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics; The Journal of Consumer Affairs; Review of Social Economy; History of Political Economy; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Economic Inquiry; Economics and Philosophy; Journal of Economic Methodology; The Journal of Economic Education; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; The Review of Income and Wealth; Contemporary Economic Policy; Cambridge Journal of Economics; Feminist Economics; Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy; The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Cambridge University Press; Oxford University Press; University of Chicago Press; Princeton University Press; Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; The World Bank; Austrian Science Fund (FWF); and National Science Foundation.
Presented papers at meetings of the American Academy of Religion (1999), American Economic Association (1989, 1992, 1994), American Sociological Association (1997,1999), Association for General and Liberal Studies/Association for Integrative Studies (2005), Eastern Economic Association (1987, 1999), Econometric Society (1986), European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (2002), International Association for Feminist Economics (1992-1995, 1997-2006), Society of Government Economists (1987), Southern Economic Association (1990), Western Economic Association (1990).
Selected Invited Presentations:
“Care Work: Love and Money?” Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of Southern Australia, Magill, and the Social & Political Theory Seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, July 2006.
“Ethics and International Debt: A View from Feminist Economics.” “The Problem of Sovereign Debt” conference sponsored by New School University and the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, November 2005.
“Rationality and Humanity: A View from Feminist Economics.” “Rational Choice Theory and the Humanities” conference, Stanford University, April 2005.
“Feminismo y Economía.” University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2004.
“Clocks, Creation and Clarity: Insights on Ethics and Economics from a Feminist Perspective.” Annual conference of the Societas Ethica, Sigtuna, Sweden, August 2003.
“Free Market Economics and Feminist Alternatives.” "L'accès des femmes à l'économie à l'heure de l'intégration des Amériques: quelle économie?" (The Access of Women to the Economy in the Era of North American Integration: Which Economy?) conference, Université de Québec à Montréal and Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, April 2003.
“Feminism and Economics.” Workshop on Realism and Economics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge U.K., November 2001.
"Labour, Gender, and the Economic/Social Divide." Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center) Berlin, November 2000.
"For Love or Money--Or Both? Gender, Justice, and Caring Labor." Provost's Distinguished Women's Lecture Series, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, September 2000.
"Feminism and the Economics of Deception: An Examination of Adam Smith's 'Spirit of System.'" The 19th Women's Conference at the Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration, Austria, June 2000.
"La Teoría Económica a Debate, desde la Perspectiva de Género." Summer course "Luces y Sombras en las Políticas de Iqualdad de Oportunidades en la Union Europea," El Escorial, Madrid, Spain, July 1999.
Invited discussant at the Drew University Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Symposium "Materializing Religion: Situating the Science/Religion Interdiscipline," 1999.
"The Actual and the Idealized Market." Plenary session of the Out of the Margin2/International Association for Feminist Economics conference, Amsterdam, June 1998.
"A Feminist Perspective on Economics." Statistics Norway, Oslo, May 1998.
“Feminism, Objectivity and Economics: On the Role of Gender in Thinking about Economics and Ethics.” Department of Theology, Uppsala University, at Sigtuna, Sweden, November 1997.
“Is Economics Gender Biased?” Bank of Montreal Distinguished Visitor program, Trent University, Ontario, Canada, January 1997.
“Feminist Economics 201: Philosophy and Methodology.” Radcliffe Public Policy Institute, Cambridge MA, June 1996.
“The Gender of Economics.” The Arne Ryde Symposium on Economics of Gender and the Family, Rungstedgaard, Denmark, August 1995.
“Feminist Economics: What Might It Look Like?” Plenary session of the Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economic Theory conference, Amsterdam, June 1993.
“A Feminist Perspective on Economic Justice.” Program in Ethics in Society, Stanford University, May 1993.
“‘Independent of a Base’ Equivalence Scale Estimation Using United States Micro-Level Data.” Départment et Laboratoire D’Économie Théorique et Appliquée, Paris, October 1991.
“Gender and the Definition of Economics.” Canadian Economic Association, Kingston, Ontario, June 1991.
“Tax Reform and Feminist Theory in the United States Context: Incorporating Human Connection.” Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, The Netherlands, February 1991.
“Gender and Economic Theory.” Political Economy Club, Harvard University, February 1991.
“Separability, Scales, and Intra-Family Distribution.” Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, November 1990.
“Sex, Gender, and Economic Research.” Center for the Study of Institutions and Values, and Women’s Studies Program, Rice University, Houston, December 1989.
Assistance to Organizations:
Dickinson College. Reviewer of Economics Department. March 2006.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Participant in Consultation on Poverty and Wealth, March 2005.
Schott Foundation. Participant in Gender Equity Scenario Planning Workshop, April 2003.
MacArthur Foundation. Evaluation of grantmaking strategies on early education and child care, 2001. Planning group on the economics of norms, preferences, values and capabilities, 1994.
Alliance for a Caring Economy, Advisory Board, November 1998-1999.
Institute for Women's Policy Research, Working Group on Social Indicators of Women's Status, 1998-2002.
Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College. Social Science Selection Committee, 1998.
Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reviewer of draft report on child support guidelines.1989–1991
Legal Aid Society of Alameda County. Declaration on determination of medically needy income levels. 1990.