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New Zealand Feminist, Former Politician & Author; Known as the Founder of Feminist Economics

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Marilyn Waring is a New Zealand feminist, former politician, author, academic, and activist for female human rights and environmental issues. She is known for being the founder of the discipline of feminist economics.She is best known for her 1988 book “If Women Counted,” and she obtained a doctoral degree in political economy in 1989.Since 2006, Waring has been a Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand, focusing on governance and public policy, political economy, gender analysis, and human rights.She has outspokenly criticized the concept of GDP (gross domestic product), the economic measure that became a foundation of the United Nations System of National Accounts (UNSNA) following World War II. She criticizes a system that “counts oil spills and wars as contributors to economic growth, while child-rearing and housekeeping are deemed valueless.”Her work has influenced academics, government accounting in a number of countries, and United Nations policies.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Marilyn Waring and other top speakers and celebrities.

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