“Research across disciplines is increasingly underlying the importance of family life for the normal development of a person and, thus, for sustainable economic growth. In this context, the role of the home is fundamental. As an economist, I am convinced of the need to promote interdisciplinary research that will lead to a greater awareness of the importance of the work of the home. It is a pleasure to work with Home Renaissance Foundation as their focus on this topic places them in the cutting-edge of research.”
Dr. Aguirre is an Ordinary Professor of Economics at the Busch School of Business and Economics of The Catholic University of America. She is the founder of the Integral Economic Development Programs at this School. She specializes in international finance and integral economic development. She has researched and published in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as well as on theories of population, human and social capital and family as it relates to integral economic development. Dr. Aguirre has lectured at both the national and international level. Since ICPD ’94, she has actively participated in UN Conferences. She testified in front of Congresses and Parliaments on issues related to population, family and health both nationally and internationally. She has also advised several governments on women’s education, family policy, and health. She was a presidential appointee to the US Advisory Commission on Foreign Diplomacy.