Maria S. Floro

Maria Floro

Maria S. Floro is an emeritus professor of economics at American University in Washington, D.C. While at American University, she served as co-director of the graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) from 2009 to 2021. She led the Care Work and the Economy project from 2017-2021.

Her books include “Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics,” “Women’s Work in the World Economy,” and “Gender, Development, and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered” (co-authored). She has also authored numerous monographs and journal articles on gender, vulnerability, informal employment, food security, care work, demographic change and care dependency ratio, care work, time use and well-being, and climate change.

She received her doctorate in food research from Stanford University.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Gender
    • Vulnerability
    • Care Work
  • Current Positions

    • Professor Emerita, American University
  • Past Positions

    • Professor, Department of Economics, American University (1988-2021)
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Vassar College (2003-2004)
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Food Research, Stanford University
    • M.A. in Economics, Monash University
    • B.S. in Business Economics (Magna cum laude), University of the Philippines