The Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2020) was hosted by the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in partnership with QUT, in Brisbane, Australia, on 5-7 February 2020.

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society. AGEW will include a program of research presentations, three highly esteemed keynote speakers (Professor Shoshana GrossbardProfessor Victor Lavy and Professor Gigi Foster), and a policy symposium session which will draw together the insights and implications delivered by the research papers. AGEW will also offer a Course on Household Economics, Domestic Violence, and the Law on 3-4 February 2020 taught by Professor Grossbard.

Submit a Paper

AGEW invites the submission of research papers on any topic of gender economics. Papers should apply an economic framework, and gender should be a core element of the analysis. Papers should also demonstrate real world relevance and applicability to addressing issues of social or economic concern. To clarify, presenters of any gender are all equally very welcome to the workshop!

The scope of topics can include (but is not limited to) labour and workplace organisation, behavioural insights, education and human capital, family and care responsibilities, household and interpersonal dynamics, mental and physical health and safety, economic growth, poverty and economic development, measures of inequality, housing, superannuation and retirement, tax and transfer settings, and the evaluation of policy interventions. Both applied and theoretical papers are invited. Analytical policy papers that meet high standards of methodological rigour will also be considered. Note that gender economics does not necessarily entail a focus only on women or only on binary classifications of gender.

Submissions are currently open and will close on Friday 13th September 2019. Full papers or extended abstracts (min. 1500 words) can be submitted at the following link.

For any other information, please visit the AGEW2020 Website or direct any inquiries to

WEN is very grateful to the following organisations for their support of AGEW2020

  • QUT
  • The University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • ESA Queensland
  • The Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology.

Further sponsorship organisations are to be announced.

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