Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)


From: Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:30 am

To: Friday February 15, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network (WEN), in partnership with RMIT University, is very proud to be hosting our second Australian Gender Economics Workshop on 13-15 February 2019 in Melbourne.

AGEW2019 will provide a forum for researchers and policy analysts to come together to share their insights across a spectrum of topics related to gender equality, and to converse with policymakers about how to translate this knowledge into action.

We are honoured to be inviting two highly distinguished keynote speakers: Professor Iris Bohnet (Harvard Kennedy School and author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design) and Professor A. Abigail Payne (Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne).

In addition to the research presentations, the AGEW2019 program will also feature a Policy Symposium, where we will be welcoming leaders from government and industry and Parliamentary Ministers to discuss the topic 'How can economics contribute to the pursuit of gender equity?', focusing on how the economic evidence base can guide our policy directions.

The AGEW2019 program will also offer an optional Professional Development Day comprised of 

Gender Lensing Masterclass showcasing examples of how to undertake a gender-sensitive evaluation of policy settings, delivered by Dr Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University)

Academic Career Development Session where early/mid-career female academics can receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field. Please note that you do not need to be registered for the rest of AGEW, nor be a researcher in the gender economics field, to be eligible to participate in the Academic Career Development session. We strongly encourage all early/mid-career female economic academics to join us for this professional development opportunity.

How to register for AGEW2019

Registrations for AGEW2019 are now open. Note that attendance numbers are strictly limited, so we would suggest registering as soon as possible if you are keen to secure a place.

1) Go to the AGEW2019 Registration page where you'll find more information on pricing and inclusions

2) Follow the link to the Online Payments page

3) If you wish to register for the Gender Lensing Masterclass, select this additional option under PRICING AND EXTRAS during your registration process.

WEN Discounts:

Members of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) are eligible for a discount off your registration fees. All current members will have already received your discount codes via email. If any non-members would like to join WEN to benefit from this discount, please visit the WEN Membership page and then email your membership payment receipt to to receive your discount code. WEN Membership is affiliated with the Economic Society of Australia and is open to not only women, but also men who would like to support this cause.

How to register for the Academic Career Development Session:

Please register separately for this component of the AGEW2019 program via the online registration form.


Thank you to our sponsors and support organisations:

RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
Monash University Department of Economics
Office for Women and the Economic Division of the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
RMIT Social Change Enabling Capability Platform
RMIT Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform
Victorian Women's Benevolent Trust
Ian Potter Foundation
Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Professor Iris Bohnet's Keynote address has been made possible with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation and VicHealth, as Professor Bohnet will be visiting Melbourne as part of VicHealth's Leading Thinkers initiative on Behavioural Insights and Gender Equality.

Any queries, please contact the AGEW2019 Organising Team at We also invite everyone to follow the event on Twitter using #AGEW2019 and @WomenEconAU.


RMIT University

Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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