Author Archives: Guest: Allison Martell

About Guest: Allison Martell

Allison Martell writes about feminism and economics at Economic Woman, and is part of Feministe's 2008 Project Guest Blogger.

Going out of business

This wraps up my guest posting stint. I want to take a second to thank Feministe in general, for giving me this platform, and Jill in particular, for answering all of my questions and moderating a lot of comments. And … Continue reading

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Feminist economics: an interview with Susan Feiner

For the past two weeks, I’ve been posting about feminism and economics, but I haven’t said much about feminist economics, a sub-discipline within economics. I have not studied as much explicitly feminist economics as I should have, so to introduce … Continue reading

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The puzzle of female entrepreneurs

If you close your eyes and think about entrepreneurship, what do you see? I used to see a montage of old Venture episodes. My entrepreneur was male, young, ambitious, and very busy. He was about to realize his dreams, so … Continue reading

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Our genders, our salaries

Several of you have asked for a post about the wage gap. I’ve held off, because it’s a huge topic – really, most of my own blog circles back to income one way or another. But I get that not … Continue reading

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Things we’re afraid to buy in person

Here’s something a bit off topic. Over at Marginal Revolution, prominent econ blogggers Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok often post short items titled "markets in everything." The posts are by turns quirky and disturbing, and collected on this site for … Continue reading

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What is economics?

It’s too bad that most of our day-to-day interaction with economics is the least interesting part of every newscast, when they bring out the “economics” reporter to read stock market numbers. As you’ve probably figured out by now, there’s a … Continue reading

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American women face the recession

I just wandered by CNN in time to catch a short segment with Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. She was talking about the impact of the current economic downturn on women. Hartmann, who is also … Continue reading

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The Dismal Guest Blogger

Hello everyone – this is your newest guest blogger, reporting for duty! My name is Allison Martell, and I write about feminism and economics at Economic Woman. I also contribute to the group blog over at Shameless Magazine. Like Shameless, … Continue reading

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