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Feminist Proposals on Macroeconomic Policies needed for a COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Feminist Proposals on Macroeconomic Policies

In this policy brief, we look at feminist approaches to macroeconomic theory examining some of the central ways in which these approaches differ from orthodox economics, touching for example on the way the economy is conceptualised and the relationship between production and social reproduction. COVID-19 has posed new questions for economic policy makers around the world and provided a potential opportunity to rethink the way that macroeconomic policies are designed. Feminists have highlighted the gendered social, political, and economic costs of the pandemic and called for alternative proposals that recognise historical inequalities.