Stephanie Seguino

Professor, Department of Economics
  University of Vermont
340 Old Mill
Burlington, VT 05405

Contact information

 Tel. 802.656.0187
Fax 802.656.8405
   Email: stephanie.seguino@uvm.edu

                                     Research                                                                Teaching

My research explores a critical question that became salient as a consequence of the four years I spent doing research in Haiti: "Is equity with growth possible? If so, what are the conditions under which that happy outcome might occur?"

In addition to analyzing the effects of inequality on growth, I have investigated the impact of various aspects of globalization on well-being and intergroup disparity. A recent project I have undertaken is to consider why researchers investigating the effects of inequality on growth obtain such different and indeed contradictory results. I argue that the measure of inequality matters: household distribution of income has different effects on growth than, for example, gender or ethnic wage inequality because they operate via differing macroeconomic pathways.

Over the past several years, I have worked with a number of international organizations and research groups: U.S. Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the World Bank. I am a member of the Engendering Macroeconomics and International Trade Project (GEM-IWG), funded by the Ford Foundation, and have taught in their international Knowledge Networking Project at the University of Utah. I am also a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

For more details, see my curriculum vitae and research statement. I am also a photographer.

Published research


Berik, G., Y. Rodgers, and S. Seguino (Eds). 2011. Inequality, Development, and Growth. Routledge. Click on link for more info on the book.

Selected journal articles, book chapters, and policy briefs

Seguino, S. (2013, forthcoming). “Toward Gender Justice: Confronting Stratification and Power.Generos

Seguino, S. (2013, forthcoming). "From micro-level gender relations to the macroeconomy and back again: Theory and policy." In. D. Figart and T. Warneke (Eds), Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life, Edward Elgar.

Seguino, S. (2013).Financing for Gender Equality: Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality.” UN Women, Policy Brief.

Fukuda-Parr, S., J. Heintz, and S. Seguino. (2013). "Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Heterodox Macroeconomics Meets Feminist Economics." Working paper.

Seguino, S. and M. Were. (2013, forthcoming). "Gender, development, and growth in sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of African Economies.

Heintz, J. and S. Seguino (2012). Federal Reserve Policy and Inflation Dynamics in the U.S.: Racial Inequalities in Unemployment Outcomes.” Working paper.

Seguino, S. and J. Heintz. (2012).
  "Monetary Tightening and the Dynamics of Race and Gender Stratification in the US."
American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(3): 603-638.

Braunstein, E. and S. Seguino. (2012). “The impact of economic policy and structural change on gender inequality in economic opportunity in Latin America, 1990-2010.” Working paper.

Seguino, S., N. Brooks, and K. Mitofsky. (2012). "Racial Disparities in Policing? An Assessment of 2009-10 Traffic Stop Data in Chittenden County, Vermont." University of Vermont.

Seguino, S. (2012). “Macroeconomics, Human Development, and Distribution.” Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 13(1): 59-83.

Seguino, S. (2011). "Rebooting is Not an Option: Toward Equitable Social and Economic Development." In D. Jain and D. Elson (Eds), From Crisis to Equality: Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy. IDRC and Sage Publishers.

Wamboye, E. and S. Seguino. (2012). "Gender, Economic Structure, and Trade Openness in sub-Saharan Africa." Working paper. 

Seguino, S. (2013, forthcoming).  “Financialization, Distribution, and Inequality.” In G. Sen and M. Durano (Eds), Feminists in a Fierce New World: The Remaking of Social Contracts. London: Zed Book.

Seguino, S. (2011).
"The Impact of Religiosity on Gender Attitudes and Outcomes." Working Paper. Published in World Development 39(3) as "Help or Hindrance? Religion's Impact on Gender Inequality in Attitudes and Outcomes."

Seguino, S., G. Berik, and Y. Rodgers. (2010).
"An Investment that Pays Off:  Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development." Occasional Paper, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation.
Seguino, S. (2010). "Gender, Distribution, and Balance of Payments Constrained Growth in Developing Countries." Published in Review of Political Economy 22(3).

Seguino, S. and M. Setterfield. (2010). "Gender Equality and Sustainability of Steady State Growth Paths." In M. Setterfield (Ed), Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth. Edward Elgar Publishers, Ltd.

Seguino, S. (2009). "The Global Economic Crisis, Its Gender and Ethnic Implications, and Policy Responses." Paper presented to the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations. March. Published in 2010 in Gender and Development 18(2).

Seguino, S. (2008). "Micro-Macro Linkages Between Gender, Development, and Growth: Implications for the Caribbean Region.” Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies 33(4): 1-35.

Seguino, S. (2007). "Plus ca Change: Evidence on Global Trends in Gender Norms and Stereotypes." Feminist Economics 13(2): 1-28.

Seguino, S (2007). "Is More Mobility Good?: Mobile Capital and the Low Wage Low Productivity Trap." Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 18(1): 27-51.

Seguino, S. (2007). "The Great Equalizer?: Globalization Effects on Gender Equity in Well-Being in Latin America and the Caribbean." In Anwar Shaikh (Ed), Globalization and the Myth of Free Trade, London: Routledge.

Seguino, S.(2006). "Taking Gender Differences in Bargaining Power Seriously: Equity, Living Wages, and Labor Standards." In E. Kupier and D. Barker (Eds), Feminist Perspectives on Gender and the World Bank, London: Routledge.

Seguino, S. (2006). "The Threads that Bind: Race and Gender Stratification and the Macroeconomics of Inequality." Working Paper, November 2006.

Seguino, S., T. Stevens, and M. Lutz. (1996). "Gender and Cooperative Behavior: Economic Man Rides Alone." Feminist Economics 2(1): 1-21.


  Amadou Sow 2007

  Ira 1991
                     Moustapha      Three pears 
                     Moustapha 2007                                           Three pears 2008
      Haiti  1987
                       Langston in the Marais 2007                            Montreal 2007
        Hands 2008   
                        Amadou 2007                                                       2005

                                                      Soweto 2006
       Tulips 2005
Walking leaves
            Walking Leaves 2006


                 Eggs, shell, pear      Shells and pear      Vase and lamp
                 Shell, eggs, pear  2008                                               Shells and pear 2008                                                                           Vase and lamp 2009 

                                  Williams Hall
                                   Williams Hall 2007

                                Italian wedding                    Manarola       
                                Italian wedding 1993                                                                                                                             Manarola 2009

                                antonis                         ito
                                Antonis and Kostis, 2009                                                                                                        Ito 2009

                              Untitled  2010

                                   Untitled 2010