Verónica Montecinos, PhD

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Distinguished Professor Emerita, Sociology
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    Biography

    Dr. Montecinos is the author of Economists, Politics and the State, Chile 1958–1994 (CEDLA, 1998), co-editor of Economists in the Americas (Edward Elgar, 2009, with John Markoff), and editor of Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies, Palgrave (in press).

    She has also published book chapters and articles that have appeared in such journals as the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Latin American Research Review and Studies in Comparative International Development.

    Teaching Interests:

    Gender and Politics; Sociology of Economics; Pension Reform; Latin America; Chile

    Area(s) of Expertise : Gender and Politics; Sociology of
    Economics; Pension Reform; Latin America; Chile

    Research Interests

    Sociology of economics, democratization, technocratic politics in Latin America, gender and pensions, gender and politics

    Publications

    Encyclopedia essays:

    "Economics," in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. From the Mid-19th Century to the Present Day (2009).

    "Washington Consensus," in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (2012).

    "Spanish-speaking South America. Politicized Economic Thought," in Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought (2015).

    Book chapters:

    "Economics: The Chilean Story," in Verónica Montecinos and John Markoff (editors) in Economists in the Americas, Edward Elgar (2009).

    “C. Wright Mills and Latin America,” in Guy Oakes (editor), The Anthem Companion to C. Wright Mills (2016).

    "Michelle Bachelet: Engendering Chile's Democratization," in Verónica Montecinos (editor) Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies, Palgrave (in press).

    Books:

    Economists in the Americas (co-editor), Edward Elgar (2009).

    Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies (editor), Palgrave (in press).

    Presentations:

    “Democracy Troubles, Gender and Executive Politics”

    Workshop “The Neoliberal State and Beyond” held at Princeton University, September 2019 (for State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain - Volume 3, Cambridge University Press)

    Lectures:

    "The Gender of Economists and Economics in Latin America" nvited by YSI-INET (The Young Scholars Initiative, supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York)

    The History of Economic Thought and the Philosophy of Economics (ALAHPE) Conference held at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, November 2019

    Education

    University of Pittsburgh, M.A. in Political Science (1993)

    University of Pittsburgh, Sociology M.A. (1981) and Ph.D. (1988)

    Catholic University of Chile, Licentiate Sociology (1975)

    Papers and Presentations

    Presentations: “Democracy Troubles, Gender and Executive Politics”

    Workshop:  “The Neoliberal State and Beyond” held at Princeton
    University, September 2019 (for State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain - Volume 3, Cambridge University Press)

    Lectures: "The Gender of Economists and Economics in Latin America"  Invited by YSI-INET (The Young Scholars Initiative, supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York)

    The History of Economic Thought and the Philosophy of Economics (ALAHPE) Conference held at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, November 2019