Rania Antonopoulos is Senior Scholar and Director of the “Gender Equality and the Economy” programme of the Levy Economics Institute, a policy think-tank (www.levyinstitute.org) and co-director of GEM-IWG.
Her areas of expertise are gender and macroeconomic policy, pro-poor development and social protection. Prior to her current position she taught economics at New York University for over ten years. From 2007 onwards she has directed research projects on South Africa, India, and Mexico identifying the macro-micro impacts of employment guarantee programmes that particularly benefit women.
Her published work includes monographs and policy briefs by UNDP and the ILO and her most recent publications include the book Unpaid work and the economy: poverty, time use and gender in developing countries (co-edited),Palgrave-McMillan: 2010; contributed chapters: “Explaining Long-Term Exchange Rate Behavior in the United States and Japan” in Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy, Routledge 2012; “Macroeconomic Implications of HIV/AIDS: From Unpaid to Paid Care Work” (co-authored), in The Fourth Wave: An Assault on women: Gender, Culture and HIV-AIDS in the 21st Century,UNESCO/SSRC, 2011 (co-authored). Rania received her Ph. D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in 1997.