Gender gaps among academic economists: Seminar by Professor Karen Mumford


From: Tuesday December 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

To: Tuesday December 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

The Victorian Branch of WEN is very pleased to welcome Professor Karen Mumford, who is visiting Australia from the University of York. In this seminar, Karen will look at what’s changed for women economists in academia and discuss the challenges they still encounter. She will share her recent analysis of the gender pay gap amongst academic economists in the UK and how it has (not) changed this century.

About the speaker

Karen is an Australian labour economist who has spent most of her career working in the UK. She has a long history of investigating the relative position of men and women amongst academic economists. This includes starting the Royal Economic Society annual survey of academic economists in 1996, and undertaking the first gender survey of Australian economics departments in 2000. Karen’s other research interests also include the relative position of women in the labour market in general, family economics, wage bargaining, and measuring job satisfaction.

Karen formerly held the role of Chair of the UK’s Royal Economic Society’s Women's Committee from 2009 to 2016, and was a founding member of the Women’s Committee in 1996.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017

Time: 12:00pm–2:00pm

Venue: RMIT Building 80 (445 Swanston Street, Melbourne), Level 9, Room 12

A light lunch will be provided. Lunch and networking will start at 12pm, with Karen’s seminar to commence at 12:45pm.

Both men and women are welcome to attend. Attendance is free but registrations are essential.

We thank the Markets, Culture and Behaviours Group within the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, for their support of this WEN event.







RMIT Building 80 (Level 9, Room 12)

445 Swanson Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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