AGEW 2021

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop are now open.  

The workshop will be held virtually during Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney/Melb/Canberra) from Monday the 8th – Tuesday 9th February 2021.

You can view the program here.

Over the last four years our annual workshop has built and widened a professional, supportive and collegiate community. A community that has a shared goal of a deeper understanding of not only what drives gender inequality in our society and economy, but what works to reduce inequalities that exist and persist today.   

We are especially delighted that so many international colleagues are able to join our workshop this year and that there is a critical mass of students presenting papers over the two days.  

We have two exceptional keynote speakersProfessor Yana Rodgers from Rutgers University and Professor Lata Gangadharan from Monash University. Yana will be speaking on the very timely topic on the role that the care sector can play in leading the COVID-19 recovery, and Lata will be sharing her insights on the role gender plays in decision making.

Our policy symposium this year will be anchored by new findings from a randomised control trial on the role of mentoring in retaining women economic students, and I will be asking our very knowledgeable panellists Alison Booth, Wendy Carlin, Leonora Risse and Justin Wolfers their thoughts on how should we educate the next generation of economists?  And importantly, how do we get more women invovled?

There is a plethora of exciting new research to learn about – from the impact of bushfires on domestic violence to the effects of parental leave policies on economic growth. Do men and women persuade differently? And what’s the impact of having lots of multiple choice questions on gender differences in mathematics?  There are some big questions and issues and very clever ways of answering these in this years workshop.

We look forward to welcoming you all and building an even bigger community.

Her first book, Maternal Employment and Child Health (Edward Elgar Elgar Publishing, 2011) examined the link between women's economic empowerment and children's nutritional status, and her second book, The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health (Cambridge University Press, 2018) estimated the impact of the global gag rule on women's abortion rates around the globe.

Yana has worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank, and she was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics. She currently serves as an Associate Editor with the journals World Development and Feminist Economics. Yana earned her PhD in economics from Harvard University and her BA in economics from Cornell University. She is originally from the Netherlands and is a mother of three and an avid runner.


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