Women, Economic Progress, and Markets

Women, Economic Progress, and Markets

In this series, host Rosemarie Fike—in conversation with renowned female economists and thinkers—explores the ways in which economic progress has historically affected women’s well-being, and whether markets and individual rights are consistent with feminist goals.

Artificial Restrictions and Hindrances to Progress

Dr. Jayme Lemke joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss the ways in which markets and economic progress can impact the lives of women, including: the difference between feminist activism and feminist philosophy, artificial restrictions created via institutional setbacks, informal institutions, and cultural failures. They even discuss the economist's opinion on household labour and matters of choice.


Are they absent or have they been historically absent: A question of true equality

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss the ways in which markets and economic progress can impact the lives of women, including: definitions of feminism, how the semantics game is played, and why having a bottom-up approach is optimal. They even discuss the intersection between these ideas and faith and religion, and how mobility rights and the freedom of choice have been instrumental historically.

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Rosemarie Fike

About the Host

Rosemarie Fike is an Instructor of Economics at Texas Christian University and a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute. She received her M.A. in Economics at George Mason University, and her Ph.D. in Economics at Florida State University. She is an alumna of the Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship and Adam Smith Fellowship programs. Her current research focuses on understanding the effects that different types of economic institutions have on the lives and status of women. She is the author of the Fraser Institute's Women and Progress report. In 2017, she received the Addington Prize for Measurement. Her scholarly work has been published in the Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Economic Education, and Journal of Benefit/Cost Analysis. She has published opinion editorials in news outlets such as US News and World Report, The Hill, and Roll Call.

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