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Marilyn Waring (New Zealand)

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Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at AUT University, New Zealand and has held Fellowships at Harvard and Rutgers Universities. Internationally known for her work in political economy, development assistance and human rights, she has worked throughout the Pacific and Asia. Marilyn is a former member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of NZ, Creative NZ Council and Massey University Council. Currently a Board member of AWID, Canadian Index of Wellbeing, and the Board of Judicial Studies (NZ). Development consultant for UNDP (recession and unpaid care in the Pacific), the Secretariat Pacific Commission (Pacific response Beijing +15) and a Gender and Governance specialist in Solomon Islands to the RAMSI mission. She has authored and edited numerous books including ‘Counting for Nothing: what men value and what women are worth’, a major international contribution to political economy and subject of a bestselling documentary, ‘Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on sex, lies and global economics’. She is a researcher and commentator on alternatives to GDP measurement, and indicators of well being. In 2008, Marilyn became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), for services to women and economics.

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