AGEW 2021

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.  

Read about our Key Note Speakers below.


Professor Lata Gangadharan

Professor Lata Gangadharan, Joe Isaac Chair of Business and Economics at the Monash Business School and Professor in the Department of Economics.


Yana Rodgers

Yana Rodgers is a Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, and in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, at Rutgers University. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers.


Organising and Scientific Committee

AGEW2021 Organising Committee:

  • Rebecca Cassells (Chair) Deputy Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
  • Astghik Mavisakalyan, Principal Research Fellow, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
  • Kristen Sobeck, Senior Research Officer, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University
  • Tina Rampino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland
  • Leonora Risse, Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT

AGEW2021 Scientific Committee:

  • Silvia Mendolia University of Wollongong  (Co-chair)          
  • Alfredo Paloyo  University of Wollongong  (Co-chair)


  • Jan Kabatek, University of Melbourne              
  • Zhiming Cheng, UNSW  
  • Massimiliano Tani, UNSW  
  • David Ribar, Georgia State University      
  • Anu Rammohan, University of Western Australia
  • Parvinder Kler, Griffith University              
  • Maneka Jayasinghe, Charles Darwin University   
  • Michael Jetter, University of Western Australia   
  • Rachel Knott, Monash University
  • Alison Booth, ANU           
  • Sonja De New, Monash University            
  • Susan Mendez, University of Melbourne
  • Julie Moschion, University of Melbourne
  • Maria Racionero Llorente, ANU  
  • Alicia Rambaldi, University of Queensland        
  • Anna Maccagnan, University of Exeter    
  • David Savage, University of Newcastle    
  • Diana Contreras Suarez, University of Melbourne              
  • Paul Backlow, University of Tasmania      
  • Hayley Fisher, University of Sydney