Lourdes Benería

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Lourdes Benería
Born 1937
Catalonia, Spain
Institution Cornell University
Field Feminist economics
Alma mater Columbia University

Lourdes Benería (born 1937)[1] is a scholar of feminist economics and professor Emerita at Cornell University's Department of City & Regional Planning. She focuses on issues related to the informal economy, women's work, and gender and development.

Early life[edit]

Lourdes Benería was born in Catalonia, Spain.[2]


Beneria received her undergraduate degree from the University of Barcelona in 1961 and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1975.[2]



  • Benería, Lourdes; Stimpson, Catharine R. (1987). Women, households, and the economy. New Brunswick N.J: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813512648. 
  • Benería, Lourdes (1982). Women and development - the sexual division of labor in rural societies: a study. New York, N.Y: Praeger. ISBN 9780030618024. 
  • Benería, Lourdes (1987). The crossroads of class & gender: industrial homework, subcontracting, and household dynamics in Mexico City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226042329. 
  • Benería, Lourdes; Feldman, Shelley (1992). Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty, and women's work. Boulder: Westview Press. ISBN 9780813382296. 
  • Benería, Lourdes; Bisnath, Savitri (2001). Gender and development: theoretical, empirical, and practical approaches. Cheltenham, UK Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Pub. ISBN 9781840641943. 
  • Benería, Lourdes (2003). Gender, development, and globalization: economics as if all people mattered. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415927079. 
  • Benería, Lourdes; Bisnath, Savitri (2004). Global tensions: challenges and opportunities in the world economy. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415934411. 
  • Benería, Lourdes; May, Ann Mari; Strassmann, Diana L (2011). Feminist economics. Cheltenham, UK Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781843765684. 

Journal articles[edit]


  1. ^ "Benería, Lourdes, 1937-". VIAF. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Guide to the Lourdes Benería Papers, 1974-2008.". Cornell University. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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Non-profit organisation positions
Preceded by
Nancy Folbre
President of the International Association for Feminist Economics
Succeeded by
Bina Agarwal