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The Women in Economics Network was delighted to partner with the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre (BCEC) to co-host our first Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW), in Fremantle, Western Australia, on 8-9 February 2018.

The workshop brought together academic researchers and policy analysts to collectively share their latest research insights across a spectrum of gender economics topics and discuss how to translate this research knowledge into policy action.

Captivating keynote addresses were delivered by Professor Alison Booth (Australian National University) on the topic of differences in men and women's competitive behaviours and by Associate Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan) on the topic of gender representation in economics textbooks.

As part of the AGEW program, the Policy Symposium brought together leaders from the public policy, government and business sectors to discuss "Gender Equity: What policies does Australia need right now?

The key findings and policy recommendations emerging from the AGEW research papers and policy symposium have been summarised in a Policy Brief, which WEN was very pleased to present to Australian Government departments which supported the event.

A full copy of the AGEW 2018 Program is available here and workshop presentation slides can be accessed from the BCEC website. Commentary can also be found on twitter using #AGEW2018.

WEN is very grateful to the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre, the Australian Government Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, for their generous support of AGEW 2018.

Together with the BCEC, WEN thanks all presenters and participants for helping to make AGEW 2018 a success. We are thrilled that we could bring together this community of economic researchers, analysts and policymakers, to help build to the research evidence base and policy discussions needed to advance gender equality in Australia.

View highlights from this event via the YouTube video below.

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