Women’s Liberation as a Financial Innovation

03 December 2019

In one of the greatest extensions of economic rights in human history, common law countries gave married women equal property rights starting in the 1850s. What are these rights? What are the reasons for extending equal economic rights for married women? And what are the consequences of equal economic rights? The lecture will shed some light on these topics and also discuss some economic aspect of women’s suffrage.

Hosny Zoabi
Hosny Zoabi | Lecturer
Research interests include the impact of demographic change, market structure, gender differences and income inequality on long-term economic growth. Hosni Zoabi's research on gender has been reported by The Atlantic and Quarts. The professor himself spoke about his work in Forbes columns and interviews with the BBC Russian Service.
Natalya Volchkova
Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Economic and Financial Research