2013 Summer Seminar, July 15-18, Krakow, Poland

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13th GEM- IWG International Symposium

Economic Crisis in Europe and Beyond:
Towards Gender – equitable Macroeconomic Policy – making and Economic Governance

Organized by GEM- IWG in partnership with the Heinrich Boell Foundation
with additional support from the Ministry of Regional Development, Poland

Hosted by
The Jagiellonian University

July 28-29, 2012
Collegium Novum, Golebia 24,
Kraków, Poland


Saturday – July 28, 2012

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Ewa Okon-Horodynska, Professor  of Economics and  Head of Department of Economics,  The Jagiellonian University
Tomasz Szapiro, Professor and President –elect, Warsaw School of Economics
Wolfgang Templin, Director, Heinrich Foundation, Warsaw
Paulina Tarsa, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
Rania Antonopoulos, Co-Director GEM –IWG, and Director, Gender Equality and the Economy Program, Levy Economics Institute

10:00 am -10:30 am

Nilüfer Çağatay, Co-Director GEM-IWG, Professor of Economics, University of Utah and, Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, U.S.A.

Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics”


10:30 am -11:30am

Keynote Address: Whither Europe? Whither the World?

Grzegorz KołodkoProfessor, Kozminski University, Transformation, Integration and Globalization Research Center, TIGER, former Minister of Finance, Poland

11:30 am - 11:45am Coffee break

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Session I:  Economic Crisis, Gender and Macroeconomic Policy in Europe

Moderator: Ewa  Ruminska-Zimny, Warsaw School of Economics

Rania Antonopoulos, GEM- IWG and Levy Economics Institute,

“Structural Adjustment Revisited –The Case of Greece”

Dimitri PapadimitriouProfessor of Economics and Vice-President of Bard College; President, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
The Sovereign Debt Crisis, Fiscal Austerity and Structural Imbalances”

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Session II: Political Economy of Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa

Moderator:  Mohammad AbbadiUNDP, New York

Muhammad PournikUnited Nations Development Programme, Regional Center, Cairo, Egypt
“Political Economy of Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa”

Mansour OmeiraECSWA, (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia)
“Women, Men, and Transformation of Work in the Arab Region”

Özge İzdeşUniversity of Istanbul, Turkey
“Economic Crises and Gendered Patterns of Employment in Turkey”

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Keynote Address: Economic Crisis: The Case of Greece

Rania AntonopoulosGEM- IWG and Levy Economics Institute

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Session III:  Greening the World: Toward Social, Gender and

Environmental Equity

ModeratorAgnieszka GrzybekCoordinator, Regional Program on Gender and Democracy, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw

Christa WichterichWIDE+,
“The Future We Want: Feminist Perspective on the Green Economy”

Ewa Charkiewicz, Feminist Think Tank, Poland
“The Green New Deal:  A Critical Review from the European Perspective”


Piotr MichońInstitute of Labour and Social Policy, Poznan University of Economics,
“Parenthood and its consequences for males’ and females’ happiness in the context of care economy”

7:00pm - 9:00pm



Sunday – July 29, 2012

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Keynote Address: The End of the Eurozone? Policy Options and Alternative


Dimitri Papadimitriou, President, Levy Economics Institute

10:00 am -10:30 am

Nilüfer Çağatay, Co-Director GEM-IWG, Professor of Economics, University of Utah and, Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, U.S.A.

Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics”

11:00 am - 11:15 am Coffee break

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Session IV:  EU Governance, Regional Policy and Gender

Moderator: Ewa Okon-Hodorynska, Jagiellonian University

Ewa Rumińska-Zimny, Warsaw School of Economics
“Gender Architecture and Regional Policy: Are they Related?”

Elisabeth Klatzer, Vienna University of Economics and Business,
“Rebuilding Patriarchy: Gender Equality Challenges in the Context of the New Economic Governance in the European Union”

Predrag Bejakovic, Institute of Public Finance, Croatia
“Social Inclusion Policies in Croatia: The Case of a New EU Member Country”

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session V:  Economic Crisis, Governance and Gender: The Case of Poland

Moderator: Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, Jagiellonian University

Ryszard Szarfenberg, Institute of Social Policy, Warsaw University
“Poland as a Green Island with a Consolidation Plan: What is the Price for Growth?”

Zofia Łapniewska, Jagiellonian University
“Multidimensional crisis and alternatives from gender perspective”

Maria Skora, University of Wroclaw,
“Who Pays for the Crisis on the Green Island:  Austerity Policy in Poland”

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee break

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Session VI.  Responses to Economic Crises

Moderator:   Rania Antonopoulos, GEM- IWG and Levy Economics Institute

Irene Sotiripoulou, University of Crete, Greece
“What Do Women Do When There is No Cash?”

Yelda Yücel, Bilgi University, Turkey
“Varieties of Capitalism and Responses to Crises: What Difference Do Institutions Make?

Nilüfer Çağatay, GEM – IWG and University of Utah
“Proposal for a Global Fund for Women Out of Innovative Finance”

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Coffee Break

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


6:00 pm-8:00 pm Reception



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