Economic Woman

Econometrics, gender, equity and more.

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Note: For the summer of 2011, I am an intern at Reuters. This site, obviously, is personal, and any opinions are mine alone.

About Economic Woman

This blog is an attempt to bridge two blogging solitudes: economics and feminism.

As an undergraduate econ student, I was thrilled to discover a vital community of blogging economists. Most of my lectures were dry and out of date, but blogosphere was relevant, lively and teeming with questions and perspectives that I had never considered. In the wake of the death of the faculty lunch room, blogs have given the discipline space to throw around research as it happens, and given everyone a ring-side seat on the creation of modern economic theory.

Feminism’s third wave is also alive and kicking on the internet. I keep up with an international network of inspiring, ambitious women strategizing for change.

Sometimes the same topics pop up on both sides of my RSS reader. But economic bloggers and feminist bloggers rarely meet, virtually or otherwise. I am trying to build a point of intersection because I think we have a few things to learn from each other.

That said, over time, this blog’s focus has expanded a bit. You can read more about that here.

About Me

I’m a freelance journalist, but in 2010/11 I’m taking eight months out to complete an MA in Economic Policy at McMaster University. (Incidentally, it’s a really cool program, and if you’re thinking about grad school I’d be happy to email about why I picked this one.) I have a more complete bio over on my professional website.

Written by Allison

1 April 2008 at 3:26 pm

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  1. Good work!

    Alex M Thomas

    18 May 2008 at 6:14 am

  2. I have really enjoyed reading your blog! I have a question which has been bugging me and hope you will provide your perspective. One of the Colleges I teach at is private and run by the Christian Brothers (for almost 150 years now). This means that a Christian Brother will always be the President of the College. What is your perspective on this? Is this an acceptable form of discrimination (like free coffee for seniors) or not?

    I attached my blog link in case you are interested.


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