AGEW 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop, hosted by the Women in Economics Network will be held virtually from Monday the 8th – Tuesday 9th February 2021

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. AGEW2021 will include a program of research presentations, keynote speakers and a policy symposium session which will draw together insights, implications and solutions delivered by the research papers.  


We are pleased to announce our first Keynote Speaker: Professor Lata Gangadharan, Joe Isaac Chair of Business and Economics at the Monash Business School and Professor in the Department of Economics.  

Lata Gangadharan obtained her PhD in 1998 from the University of Southern California. She is an experimental economist and her research encompasses experiments on social preferences and also on markets and auction design. Lata’s research interests include experimental economics, environmental economics, institutions and development. She has published extensively in journals such as the American Economic Review, Science, Nature Communications, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management among others. She is currently a Co-Editor of Experimental Economics.


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. Presenters of any gender are all equally very welcome to our workshop.  

We invite papers on the following themes and beyond:

  • COVID-19 and implications for gender equity
  • Behavioural and Experimental Insights
  • Labour and Workplace Organisation
  • Education and Human Capital
  • Household and Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Mental and Physical Health and Safety
  • Macroeconomics and Economic growth 
  • Economic Development
  • Poverty, Inequality and Disadvantage
  • Housing, Superannuation and Retirement
  • Tax and Transfer Policy
  • 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. 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 Sunday 1st November 2020.

Full papers or extended abstracts (min. 1500 words) can be submitted to the AGEW2021 Scientific Committee Co-Chairs Alfredo Paloyo and Silvia Mendolia by emailing

Full papers for discussants will be required by the 9th January. Further announcements about AGEW2021 will be made in the coming weeks, including our international keynotes and policy symposium. 

Thank you for your interest and support for this Women in Economics Network initiative. Please get in touch if you have any queries, ideas or would like to volunteer as a discussant or session chair. 


Rebecca Cassells (Chair) 
On behalf of the AGEW2021 Organising Committee

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