We believe strongly in empowering women, in assuring their ability to participate in the global economy as equal players, and to have opportunities to raise their families in a climate of respect, opportunity, and inclusion. The International Association for Feminist Economics works every day for these same goals.
Through classroom teaching in universities around the world, a body of original scholarly research, and its award-winning journal Feminist Economics, IAFFE members help shape policy at the highest levels and, in the process, change lives of millions for the better.
To foster dialogue and resource sharing among economists and others from all over the world who take feminist viewpoints
To advance feminist inquiry into economic issues
To educate economists, policy makers, and the general public on feminist points of view on economic issues
To foster evaluations of the underlying constructs of the economics discipline from feminist perspectives
To aid in expanding opportunities for women, and especially women from under represented groups, within economics
To promote interaction among researchers, activists, and policy makers in order to improve scholarship and policy
To encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the economic classroom
Organization of an annual conference to present current research, plan future research, and interact with economists and advocates with similar interests
Publication of a scholarly journal, Feminist Economics, to increase awareness of feminist research in economics
Organization of sessions at national, regional, and international meetings of economists
Maintenance of an email network to provide quick and low-cost communication among subscribers interested in feminist economics
Publication of a newsletter which reports on activities, opportunities, and resources of interest
Compilation of bibliographies, course syllabi, and a list of working papers on feminist economics