Professor of Public Policy, Institute of Public Policy, AUT
Dr Marilyn Waring is Professor of Public Policy at AUT in Auckland New Zealand, where she supervises over 20 PhD and M.Phil students across a range of Faculties. She is a feminist political economist and environmental and human rights activist. Marilyn is the author of Counting for Nothing/If Women Counted, Three Masquerades, In the Lifetime of a Goat, 1 Way 2 C the World, and co author of Who Cares – the Economics of Dignity, and Anticipatory Social Protection – claiming dignity and rights. Her work is the subject of the award winning NFB Canada film – Who’s Counting – Marilyn Waring on Sex Lies and Global Economics.
Marilyn was awarded the NZ Institute of Economic Research Economics Award for 2014 and was also the recipient of AUT University’s Vice Chancellor’s Research Medal. She was awarded a Hon Doctor of Letters in 2011 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She served on the Board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2005-2010, the Board of Judicial Studies, the Council of Creative New Zealand, and the QE II National Trust. In addition, more than 2 dozen international researchers contributed to Counting on Marilyn Waring – New Advances in Feminist Economics, edited by Margunn Bjornholt and Ailsa McKay. In 2017 she was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnae Award from Victoria University of Wellington.
In 2008 she was made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit.