SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

The Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Hannah Bargawi (SOAS), Hassan Hakimian (SOAS) and Massoud Karshenas (SOAS)

Date: 6 December 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 4 December 2017Time: All Day

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: ALT

Type of Event: Seminar

This event has unfortunately been cancelled

Abstract:

Researchers at SOAS are leading a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) that is intended on identifying innovative disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research agendas on female labour and dynamics of inequality in developing countries. This seminar is an opportunity to find out more about the network, its activities and avenues for future research. This network is concerned with gender and dynamics of inequality in three world regions, with specific focus on (a) the interplay of economic structures, policies and institutions as the determinants of women’s access to employment and (b) the patterns of women’s economic participation as key drivers of inequality.

Speaker biographies:

Prof. Massoud Karshenas is the principal investigator of the Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia network and is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London.

Dr. Hassan Hakimian is co-Investigator of the Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia network and is the director of the London Middle East Institute and Reader in the Economics Department at SOAS University of London. He was previously an Associate Dean at Cass Business School, London. His research focuses on MENA economies, specifically human resources and demographic change, labour markets, inclusive growth and the economics of Arab uprisings.

Dr. Hannah Bargawi is co-Investigator of the Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia network. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at SOAS, University of London. Her recent research focuses on issues of gender and work in the Middle East and in Europe and she recently co-edited a volume entitled Economics and Austerity in Europe: Gendered Impacts and Sustainable Alternatives, published by Routledge.

Organiser: Dr Hannah Bargawi

Contact email: hb19@soas.ac.uk

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