Media Coverage

A selection of articles about women in economics and WEN.

 

Where are all the women in Economics

We hear a lot about the under-representation of women in so-called STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Why fewer girls are studying economics

Article in the Age by Jessica Irvine - To generations of younger Australians, the great economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s are fading into history.

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Lack of Women in Economics ‘'Bad for Business'’

Although some of Australia’s finest economic minds are women, they remain under-represented in the discipline’s highest ranks.   Article by Professor Abigail Payne, University of Melbourne

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Chris Bowen MP - Speech to Women in Economics

The Hon Chris Bowen MP delivered a speech to women in economics.  You can read the transcript here.

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Opinion Piece - Chris Bowen MP

The Blokey culture of finance means we're missing out on a mountain of ability

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Budget Breakdown Attracts Women in Economics

A refreshing and measured address by Professor Miranda Stewart, Professor Rachel Ong and Danielle Wood from the WEN (Women in Economics Network) at the National Press Club in Canberra gave an overview of the 2017-18 Budget that reflected on important aspects of tax policies, housing, projections and revenue with hopes of a “balanced budget still a distant fantasy”.

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Why aren't more women working in economics?

Senior female economists are rare in Australia and the rates of students choosing to study economics is falling. 

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WOMEN IN ECONOMICS NETWORK LAUNCHES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

WOMEN IN ECONOMICS NETWORK LAUNCHES ACROSS AUSTRALIA - MEDIA RELEASE 

Australia’s economics profession and our broader policy debates are set to benefit from the nationwide launch of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) which will address the profession’s gender imbalance by promoting women’s involvement in economics.

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This is the real value of the female workforce

Social media is easily excitable. Every day, it seems, there’s an eruption of anger and condemnation almost hourly. Be it real or fake, some sort of news has someone somewhere vowing condemnation or a boycott or a march of some kind.  In almost every case a mountain has been made out of a molehill.

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Sex segregation set to get worse says RBA chief economist Luci Ellis

Australia's workforce is sharply divided on the basis of sex and is set to get even more-so as young men and women defy expectations and increasingly self-select into traditional fields of study.

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Women are dropping out of economics

If I ask you to picture an economist, what’s the first image that comes to your mind? I’m guessing it’s a man, probably with grey hair, a suit and a certain air of authority. And that’s not surprising: that is pretty much the public face of economics in Australia.

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Diversity of views more vital than ever

This article was  written for Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (Visit their website)

When Virago, the international publisher for books by women and the New Statesman magazine announced the inaugural winner of their Women's Prize for Politics and Economics in 2016, there was a flurry of press interest asking "Where are the women economists?"  This followed criticism of The Economist's list of most infuential economists in 2014, which (excluding incumbent central bankers) included not one women.

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Hidden Figures. Women manage money better

My mother was a "computer", back in the days when the term applied to people. Plucked from high school because of her prowess at maths, she was put to work at the Weapons Research Establishment at Salisbury in South Australia, performing the calculations that enabled the rockets fired from Woomera to go where they should.

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'That's not good enough': RBA governor Philip Lowe vows to hire more women

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe prides himself on trying to fully answer questions levelled at him in public. It turned out to be a query from his family that flummoxed him.

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Labor's Chris Bowen pushes for more women in senior finance roles

The Guardian

Labor's Chris Bowen pushes for more women in senior finance roles

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Where are all the female economists in Australia?

By Jessica Irvine, SMH

In my job as a financial journalist, I spend a lot of time with blokes.

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Yes, you're entitled to your opinion

Yes, you’re entitled to your opinion – but it helps if you’re a man

The Conversation by Danielle Wood

 

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