Magali Brosio

Magali Brosio

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details


  • MSc in Applied Labour Economics for Development (Cum laude), Università degli Studi di Torino / Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) 
  • BA in Economics (Magna cum laude), Universidad de Buenos Aires


I am a doctoral researcher at Birmingham Law School working at the intersection of gender, law and international development through a feminist perspective. I hold a Master's degree in Applied Labour Economics for Development from Università degli Studi di Torino / Sciences Po as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). 

During my undergraduate years, I worked as a research assistant at Unión Industrial Argentina, focusing on industrial and labour market policy. Upon completion of my master’s programme, I re-joined the team as a research analyst, and I had the opportunity to be part of the Argentinean Delegation as a technical advisor during the 105th International Labour Conference. 

Later, I accepted a position as coordinator of the Economic Development Area of CIPPEC (the sixth most important think tank in Latin America). In this role, I worked along with Government institutions, Embassies and International Organizations (IDB, World Bank) in different fields such as industrial policies, tax matters, gender-responsive budgeting, etc. I was also part of two T20 task forces (Trade and Investment and International Cooperation in Tax Matters) and I had the opportunity to be a speaker in the T20 Africa Conference. 

I was then hired as a consultant for the Research and Data Section in the Policy Division of UN Women. My main responsibility was researching and producing key inputs on gender-responsive budgeting, finance and international tax cooperation and the situation of rural women in order to assess progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the agency’s flagship report “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Finally, before starting the PhD programme, I was working as Sr Program Coordinator for Economic Policy at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (Rutgers University) developing an advocacy strategy for adopting a new legally binding international instrument on ending violence and harassment in the world of work (ILO Convention 190).  

In addition to my role as a doctoral researcher, I am currently the lead advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity at YSI/INET (Young Scholars Initiative - Institute for New Economic Thinking) and I am also an organiser of their Gender and Economics Working Group.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals: Improving Measures of Progress
Professor Kate Bedford and Professor Nic Cheeseman
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


This project seeks to explore how complex legal concepts are framed in the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 comprehensive, universal thematic goals that aim to guide policy decisions toward achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental. In addition, each goal has targets and indicators that provide further instruction on how to operationalize the goal and how to measure progress.

My research focus is on the intersection of SDG 5 on gender equality and SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions. My central claim is that the set of indicators chosen under SDG 16 prioritise almost exclusively formal legal dimensions while failing to properly measure access or implementation, therefore ignoring how women and people from multiple disadvantaged groups experience law in their everyday lives.

With this goal in mind, my research seeks to answer three guiding questions: i) what do current targets and indicators on SDGs 5 and 16 prioritise and measure? ii) to what extent do these measures and priorities reflect the needs women and multiply disadvantaged groups? and iii) what alternative targets and indicators are proposed?  

The expected outcome of this project is an innovative, original and critical analysis of the SDGs in general and the indicators in particular that is not only relevant for the academic world but for policymaking as well.

Source of Funding: University of Birmingham Global Challenges Scholarship

Other activities

  • YSI (Young Scholars Initiative) – INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking): Organiser of the Gender and Economics Working Group and Lead Advisor of the Community Reporting Committee (CRC) Advisory Team on Inclusiveness and Diversity 
  • Women’s Budget Group: Member of the Early-Career Network Advisory Group

Travel grants:

  • Travel grant for the VI Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics (LAPORDE). Sao Paulo School of Economics - Getulio Vargas Foundation. Sao Paulo, January 2016.


Journal Articles

  • Asef Horno, F., Brosio, M., Coatz, D. & Dragún, P (2016). Brasil y la industria argentina: una relación asimétrica con oportunidades y desafíos. Boletín Techint 351, 55-75.
  • Brosio, M., Coatz, D. & Sarabia, M. (2014). Industrialización para la creación de empleo de calidad: Cambio estructural y política industrial en Argentina. Revista Ensayos sobre Economía Política y Desarrollo II(2), 132-161. 

Book Chapters 

  • Brosio, M. & Guitart, V (2018). El trabajo doméstico no remunerado sigue siendo cosa de mujeres. In: Ares, P. (comp), Mujeres que transforman. Experiencias que inspiran. (221–227), Fundación Contemporánea.
  • Brosio, M., Carregal, C. & Sarabia, M (2015). Miradas sobre la demanda de trabajo: oportunidades y desafíos para mejorar la calidad del empleo en Argentina. In: Bertranou, F., Carregal, C., Casanova, L., Coatz, D. & Sarabia, M. (eds), Un enfoque productivo para el trabajo decente. Desarrollo Industrial, entramado institucional y empleo de calidad en Argentina. (97–126), International Labour Organization, ILO Country Office for Argentina. 

Conference Papers

  • Brosio, M (2018). Dominant narratives and gender-based violence in the world of work: The case of Sri Lanka. In 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, June 2018.
  • Brosio, M (2017). The role of States: Feminist Economics contributions to the debate. In Festival for New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, October 2017 
  • Brosio, M. & Guitart, V (2016). Consideraciones acerca de las estadísticas con perspectiva de género. In XXII Jornadas de epistemología de la econom ́ıa, Buenos Aires, October 2016.
  • Brosio, M (2016). La relación entre la distribución funcional del ingreso y el crecimiento: El caso de la Argentina en los períodos 1993-1997 y 2003-2007. In IX Jornadas de economía crítica, Córdoba, August 2016.
  • Sarabia, M. & Brosio, M (2016). El retorno de la política industrial en la agenda de los países desarrollados. In IX Jornadas de economía crítica, Córdoba, August 2016.
  • Carregal, C., Sarabia, M., Schteingart, D. & Brosio, M (2014). Entramado productivo y calidad del empleo en Argentina. Una mirada comparada sobre el desarrollo industrial en Corea del Sur e Italia. In 11 Jornadas sobre Mercado de Trabajo y Equidad en Argentina – Capítulo Argentino de la Research Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP), Los Polvorines, October 2014. 

Selected Policy Briefs 

  • Brosio, M (2018). Introducción a la medición de la brecha salarial por género y sus determinantes Boletín del Observatorio de Género en la Justicia, Poder Judicial de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Consejo de la Magistratura 14, 17-23.
  • Sarabia, M. & Brosio, M (2014). El desarrollo industrial, de vuelta en la agenda global. Revista Hecho en Argentina, vol. 52, 46-49