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5th Annual Ailsa McKay Memorial Lecture

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5th Annual Ailsa McKay Memorial Lecture "Confessions of a Rotten Kid- Reflections on Feminist Economics and the Future of the World"

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The 5th Annual Ailsa McKay Memorial lecture will take place online on Thursday 20 May 2021at 4pm.

This year's guest presenter is James Heintz, Chair and Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Heintz will be Introduced by Professor Diane Elson, WiSE Visiting Professor and Chair of the Commission on a Gender Equal Economy.

James Heintz has written on a wide range of economic policy issues, including labour markets and paid employment, gender and economics, the distributive consequences of macroeconomic policies, and the intersection between economics and human rights. He has worked on collaborative projects with numerous national and international institutions, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Development Program, the Human Development Report Office, the South African Human Rights Commission, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, and UN-Women. He is an associate editor for the journal Feminist Economics and serves on the board of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE).

Diane Elson is Emeritus Professor at University of Essex; member of the UN Committee for Development Policy; and consultant to UN Women. In 2016 she was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought by Tufts University, USA. She has served as chair of the UK Women’s Budget Group (2009-2016); as Vice-President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (2005-2006); and as a member of G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (2018). She was one of the pioneers of gender analysis of government budgets, on which she has published several journal articles, book chapters and reports. Professor Elson has held the post of WiSE Centre for Economic Justice Visiting Professor since 2013.

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