Robert Vienneau writes over at Noah Smith's blog: "Why oh why can't we have more influential feminist economists?"
This would be a very good thing. If you want good instruction by feminist economists, or if you want to work in feminist economics a great place to check out would be American University's department. My understanding is that we're the first department in the U.S. to have a program on gender analysis in economics. You can do field work in gender and economics if you're a doctoral student, or you can apply to the graduate certificate in gender analysis in economics if you're not in the doctoral program. I know many other professors at AU have worked in this area even though they're not directly involved in the program. For example, I know Bob Lerman has taken some interest in this work recently - in fact he just submitted a paper that I'm a co-author on, discussing the role that apprenticeship can play in advancing low income women's labor market prospects.
A quick history of the work in feminist economics done at American, emphasizing the leadership role of Barbara Bergmann, is provided here.
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