Feminist Economics and Functional Finance: A Social Provisioning Approach.pdf

Feminist Economics and Functional Finance: A Social Provisioning Approach.pdf



This path breaking new book builds on theories of social provisioning and functional finance to provide a new framework for feminist economics, while at the same time providing a brand new gender analysis of central current economic issues and policies, focusing on the USA, but also considering the global economy and the ongoing financial crisis.

Zdravka Todorova demonstrates that all economic issues have gender dimensions and uses conventional ideas about money and government finance to show how economic theory itself is also intrinsically gendered. The result is an important new blend of ideas from Feminist and Post-Keynesian economics, two schools of thought that have previously been united only in passing.

Zdravka Todorova is Assistant Professor in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University, Dayton, USA. She is also the author of Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy: a Gendered Post Keynesian-Institutional Analysis (2009).

1. Elements of the Feminist Economic Analysis of Social Provisioning  2. Conventional Ideas about Money and Government Finance: A Gendered Analysis 3. The Principles of Functional Finance and the Elements of Social Provisioning  4. Questions of Economic Policy Formulation Today: The US Context  5. Liberating Economic Policy Formulation  6. Functional Finance and Financial Instability  7. Household Debt-driven Growth and Financial Crises  8. Financialization and Households’ Financial Fragility  9. Inadequate Fine-Tuning Macroeconomic Policies and Bailouts  10. Global Imbalances and Gendered “Race to the Bottom”


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