Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology.

In the years since she retired from Parliament in 1984 she has written Women, Politics and Power, Counting for Nothing, Three Masquerades, In the Lifetime of a Goat, 1 Way to 2 C the World, Who Cares? The Economics of Dignity, Anticipatory Social Protection and Still Counting. She also edited Managing Mayhem and Thesis Survivor Stories. As well as being translated into French, Norwegian, Japanese and Spanish, Counting for Nothing was the subject of the award-winning documentary Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics, made by the National Film Board of Canada.

In the past years Marilyn Waring has held fellowships at Harvard and Rutgers universities in the USA, at Queens University in Canada, and at the Hawke Institute in Adelaide, Australia. She has worked as a development consultant throughout Asia and the Pacific.

She has served on the Board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Council of Creative New Zealand. In 2003 she was a judge of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2008 she was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to women and economics, and in 2011 she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Glasgow Caledonia University for research in international feminism and female human rights.

Marilyn was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to women and economics in 2020.

Publications include

Marilyn Waring: The Political Years (Bridget Williams Books, 2019)

Still Counting: Wellbeing, Women’s Work and Policy-making (Bridget Williams Books, 2018)

In the Lifetime of a Goat: Writings, 1984–2000 (Bridget Williams Books, 2001)

Three Masquerades: Essays on Equality, Work and Human Rights (Auckland University Press, 1996)

Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women are Worth (Bridget Williams Books, 1989)

Women, Politics and Power (Allen & Unwin, 1985)