The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in equalities research, feminist economics and public policy analysis. A key strength of WiSE has been its specific focus on equality, gender and social justice issues in Scotland. Our vision, as we move forward, is to extrapolate from local and national issues to European and global discourses. The issues that concern WiSE (poverty and income inequality, financial exclusion, living standards within households, gender budgeting, occupational segregation, employability and skills, race and migration, European governance) are topics of global significance and resonance and we aim to address this research with real-world applications.
To be a centre for feminist economics in theory and in action - demonstrating the importance of an understanding of feminist economics within the discipline of economics, in academia more generally, in policy-making and in everyday life. To highlight and challenge the gendered structures and practices of economics both within the discipline and in policy-making arenas and processes.
A key strength of WiSE is its specific focus on women in the Scottish economy – allowing us to extrapolate from local and national issues to European and global discourses. The issues that concern WiSE are topics of global significance and resonance.