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Entitled: Lessons for Economists

I had really appreciated Kate Manne’s first book (published in 2018) Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny because it did exactly what the title promised, namely making it clear how misogyny has a logic, that of policing infractions of what psychologists would call prescriptive and descriptive behavioural norms pertaining to gender: what men and women… Read More »

Why I won’t be sending my children to school

I spent the last three days giving interviews to the press on the economic effects of the Covid outbreak in Italy and lessons for the U.K. A number of countries across the world has made the decision to close schools, and I am therefore really surprised at the strategy adopted by our government.  I am… Read More »

On being a woman economist

I was asked recently to reflect on what being a woman in economics meant for me, specifically describing the journey from being an undergraduate to now. It is not easy to tease the woman from the economist bit, as you will see, and maybe it never will or should be. Answering the question required me… Read More »

The Long Story (about me)

As an only child moving with my family across three very different regions in Italy I always needed to adapt quickly to new schools and learnt from an early age that the rules of acceptable behavior could be very different in different places. To fit in, one had to figure out the local rules (which… Read More »