Research and Publications
My research areas include: consumption, unpaid work, gender, financial crises and inequality, social costs, transnational households, remittances, money, the public sector, institutional change, and the political economy of macroeconomic policy. I explore diverse economic relations, including exchange, gift, reciprocity, and debt-credit, and understand economic problems as inseparable from social and natural systems.
I have developed connections among areas and approaches that have been deemed separate or distant. I work outside of restrictive dualistic formulations of the economy and beyond rigid spheres of inquiry.
To understand economic complexities, I: 1) explore micro-macro linkages; 2) build bridges and collaborations across approaches; 3) work to develop non-dualistic frameworks and analyses of social processes and living agents and systems.