The Women in Economics Network hosted the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019) in Melbourne on 13-15 February 2019, in partnership with RMIT University.
AGEW provides the opportunity for researchers and policy analysts to come together to share their research insights across of spectrum of topics related to gender equality, and to converse with policymakers about how to translate this evidence base and knowledge into action.
In addition toa full program of academic paper presentations, AGEW2019 featured keynote presentations by Professor Shelly Lundberg (University of California), Professor Iris Bohnet (Harvard University, and Professor Lisa Farrell (RMIT University) and a Policy Symposium on the topic "How can economics contribute to the pursuit of gender equity?" with Lisa Annese (Diversity Council Australia), Trish Bergin (Office for Women), Dr Andrew Leigh MP (Shadow Assistant Treasurer) and Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University and National Foundation for Australian Women).
AGEW2019 also offered Professional Development program comprising a Gender Lensing Masterclass aimed at equipping professional economists with the skills and insights to undertake a gender-sensitive evaluation of policy settings, and an Academic Career Development Session designed to provide mentoring advice and guidance to early- and mid-career academics.
The full program and evaluation report can be found on the AGEW2019 website.
Recordings of the AGEW2019 Keynote presentations and Policy Symposium are available on the WEN YouTube Channel:
AGEW2019 Keynote by Professor Shelly Lundberg Women in Economics: Stalled ProgressAGEW2019 Keynote by Professor Iris Bohnet Behavioural insights and gender equality
AGEW2019 Policy Symposium How can economics contribute to the pursuit of gender equity?
The event was made possible thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of the following organisations: