Full text: Gender budgeting in Europa (99)

7. Participants – Gender Budgeting Biographies  
Álvarez Priya (Basque Country, Spain) 
? Smart library on Gender Budgets (1999-2002) 
? A collection of synthesis about the main developments on gender budgeting and the dif-
ferent initiatives all over the world.  
? The library has been updated with some recent European initiatives in 2004. The next 
one is going to be undertaken in this year 2006. 
? Basque Government – Spain (1999-2003) 
? Bizkaia Provincial Government (2000-up to now) 
? Bizkaia Association of Sports Federation – Spain (2005) 
? other initiatives in Spain: Andalusia; Catalonia  
? Further details see Gender Budgeting Initiative Spain. INFOPOLIS 2000, 
S.L.infopolis@euskalnet.net; http://www.infopolis.es 
Elson Diane (Great Britain) 
Diane Elson is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA , and co-
director of the Levy Institute’s program on gender equality and the economy. She is also professor 
and member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, U.K.  
Her research interests include gender and fiscal policy, gender and employment, and gender and 
international trade. Recent publications include: “The Social Content of Macroeconomic Poli-
cies”(with N. Cagatay), World Development, July 2000; Gender Budgets Make Cents (with D. Bud-
lender, G. Hewitt, and T. Mukhopadhyay), Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 2002; What's Be-
hind the Budget? Politics, Rights, and Accountability in the Budget Process (with A. Norton), Over-
seas Development Institute, London, 2002; Progress of the World’s Women 2002 (with H. Keklik), 
UNIFEM, New York, 2002; “Engendering Government Budgets in the Context of Globalisation(s),” 
International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol.6 No. 4; “Social policy and macroeconomic perform-
ance: integrating ‘the economic’ and ‘the social’” in T. Mkandawire, ed., Social Policy in a Develop-
ment Context, Palgrave , 2004.  
Elson was a member of the U.N. Millennium Project Taskforce; and member of the Advisory Com-
mittee for UNRISD Policy Report on Gender and Development. She is a vice-president, Interna-
tional Association for Feminist Economics. Her academic degrees include BA in Philosophy, Politics 
and Economics, University of Oxford, 1968; and PhD in Economics, University of Manchester 1994. 
Erbe Birgit (Germany) 
Political scientist, since December 2001 executive director of Frauenakademie München (Women’s 
Academy, Munich), co-founder of the civil society groups on gender budgeting in Berlin (Summer 
2001) and Munich (Winter 2002) and active in the German network of gender budget groups. Main 
topics of research, publications and public events: Gender budgeting, equal opportunity policies, 
European integration process. Further activities see description of the Gender Budgeting Initiative 
Frey Regina (Germany) 
Political scientist, co-founder of the civil society groups on gender budgeting in Berlin (Summer 
2001, together with Birgit Erbe and others). Publications, seminars and training on Gender Budget-

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