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Rania Antonopoulos is Alternate Minister of Labour, Greece, since January 2015. Prior to her current post, she was the marcoeconomic advisor of the United Nations Organization for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN – Women). Over the last 15 years, she has served as adviser and consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Office, Professor of economics at New York University and director of the Gender Equality and the Economy Programme of the Levy Economics Institute. Her specialization in macroeconomic impact analysis of guaranteed employment programs found application in research that she conducted on behalf of state and non-state actors in countries with high unemployment, such as South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, India and Turkey.
Her published work includes:
Gender Perspectives and Gender Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis. Editor and author of 2 chapters, Routledge: 2013
Unpaid work and the economy: poverty, time use and gender in developing countries. Co-editor with Indira Hirway. Contributor of 2 chapters and co-authored introduction. Palgrave-McMillan: 2010
An Alternative Theory Of Long-run Exchange Rate Determination. VDM Verlag: Saarbrücken, Germany: 2009
Ms. Antonopoulou received her PhD degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research.