This course introduces students to the relevance of gender relations in economics as a discipline and in economic processes and outcomes. The course covers three main components of gender in economics and the economy: (1) the gendered nature of the construction and reproduction of economic theory and thought; (2) the relevance and role of gender in economic decision-making; and (3) differences in economic outcomes based on gender. We will touch on the relevance of gender and gender relations in at least each of the following topics: economic theory; the history of economic thought; human capital accumulation; labor market discrimination; macroeconomic policy, including gender budgeting; household economics; basic econometrics; and economic crises.
|Mittwoch||06.03.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||13.03.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||20.03.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||27.03.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||03.04.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||10.04.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||08.05.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||15.05.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||22.05.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||29.05.2019||14:00 - 16:00||TC.4.02|
|Mittwoch||05.06.2019||14:00 - 16:30||D3.0.218|
This course provides a thorough overview of the state of research and central issues in gender and feminist economics. The students will develop an understanding of the basic relationships between economics and gender relations, and the (re)production of these relationships. Students are encouraged to think independently about how gender works and matters in economic processes and outcomes.
Along with mastering the content of the class, students will be encouraged to develop their general academic skills. A central goal of the course is for students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and their ability to present their (written and verbal) academic work in a clear, convincing, and appropriate fashion. These goals will be highlighted throughout the course, and students will be graded in part on their improvement in this regard.
Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the course.
Class meetings will consist of lectures by the instructor, short readings, videos, class discussion, and group work.
Students will read academic articles, watch videos, listen to podcasts, and write short response papers to this input. The final project for the class will bring together their research and communication skills.
Assessment will be based on response papers (3 x 15 points each), an individual reflection paper (25 points), individual research and class presentation (20 points) and class engagement and participation (10 points).