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      February 14, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      425 Avenue of the Americas [at 10th St.]
      New York, New York 10011

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      The Political Economy of Gender

      The Jefferson Market Library of The New York Public Library is pleased to offer substantive college-level courses to the public for free.  Taught by University academics and professors, our next course is The Political Economy of Gender. This course will present economic concepts from a feminist perspective and critically discuss some assumptions and conclusions of the economic discipline. The overall objective of this course is to allow the students to critically assess some economic statements and understand the gender bias that they carry. The course will start by discussing the social construction of gender and its correlation to class, followed by an overall critique of the discipline of economics. Students will then gain exposure to feminist economic theory and the counterpart concepts necessary to build an economic system that is not gender biased. THE PROFESSOR:  Luiza Nassif Pires is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research. She holds a Bachelor's and Masters' degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, her home city. Her specializations are Development Economics, Feminist Economics, Industrial Economics and Macroeconomic Modeling. On her free time she hangs out with her cats and likes to cook and play around with Brazilian and Lebanese family recipes. Syllabus:  the_political_economy_of_gender_with_bio.pdf Class Sessions: Feb 14: The Social Construction of Gender and Class Feb 21: Why Feminist Economics? Feb 28: The Economic “Man” and the Household Mar 7: Labor and Gender Segregation   Presented in the third floor Mae West Community Room

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