A selection of articles canvassing the research insights, topical policy issues, and career reflections of our WEN members.
Ruth Badru reflects on the economic upheaval she observed throughout her upbringing in Nigeria and her personal journey in deciding to pursue her studies in economics. She shares the research findings of her doctoral research and the passion that fuels her quest to make a difference to society.
Karen Chester reflects on issues that matter for women’s career development in the economics profession in this interview with WEN Committee Members Catherine Bain and Leonora Risse.
Dr Alexandra Heath spoke with fellow economists at the RBA and WEN members Belinda Cheung, Tanya Livermore and Stephanie Parsons about her views on what is required to build a successful and rewarding career in economics, and explain some of the initiatives that organisations can take to support women’s progress in the economics profession in Australia.
Phoebe Bardsley reflects on what it’s like to choose a discipline of study which is still male-dominated, and shares the steps that she is taking as a student to make help make economics more embracing of women.
Dr Alexandra Lobb reflects on the way that her career as constantly evolved in response to her intellectual interests, her family responsibilities, and the people whose paths she crossed, and by proactively embracing the opportunities on offer to her.
WEN was greatly honoured to welcome Dr Luci Ellis (Assistant Governor (Economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia) to nationally launch the network at Parliament House, Canberra, on 20 March 2017. In her speech, Dr Ellis outlines the important role of women in the Australian economy and within the economics profession itself.
"Equality of the sexes is essential if we are to achieve our economic potential as a nation. When someone faces bias or artificial obstacles, it holds all of us back."
After consulting with WEN members, Jessica Irvine puts forward her nominations for a "Women of Economics" Lego set. Read more to see which inspiring female economists Jessica has suggested...
Dr Leonora Risse draws together some of the most recent evidence pointing towards the gender biases within the pages of economics textbooks, and contemplates not only the message that this sends to students, but also what this unrepresentative picture of the world signals about the economics discipline itself.
In an all-female panel of economists, Danielle Wood, Lynne Pezzullo and Dr Janine Dixon interrogated key issues emerging from the Federal Budget in a National Press Club Address, broadcast live across the nation.
What do Australian economists think about gender segregation in the labour market and whether equality can be achieved by the free market alone?
Professor Alison Preston and Associate Professor Andreas Leibbrandt provide their expert commentary on the results of a poll of 50 eminent economists in Australia.
WEN was proud to host our first Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) in partnership with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), in Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2018. AGEW provides a forum to share and discuss innovative research incorporating gender analysis into all areas of economics.
The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is very pleased to share our second issue of our Newsletter which profiles the work of our female economists, recaps some of WEN’s latest activities, and offers a selection of articles on economic and professional development topics. We hope that readers will feel enlightened and inspired by the wisdom, perspectives and reflections shared by the authors in these stories.
Welcome to the first issue of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) newsletter. The WEN newsletter will be a six-monthly publication that profiles the work of Australian female economists, provides updates on WEN’s events and activities, and offers a selection of articles on economic analysis and professional development topics. We hope that you will enjoy this summer reading!