WEN created the Australian Gender Economics Workshop as a way 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.
Held annually since 2018, AGEW includes program of economic research presentations, keynote speakers from eminent researchers and a policy symposium session which focuses on how to convert these research insights into practical action for change.
Research presentations are selected through an open call for paper and independent scientific committee. Participation is open to anyone with an interest in gender economics research and policy.
WEN's calendar of activities includes regular seminar presentations, panel discussions and symposium events which address issue of women's under-representation in economics and broader issues of gender inequality.
To counter women's long-standing under-representation in economic policy debate and media, our events also highlight the expertise and knowledge that female economists bring cross a wide range of economic issues including macroeconomic outlook, budget analysis and behavioural economic insights.
WEN members have the opportunity to participate in these events. A selection of recordings of these events are available on the WEN YouTube Channel
WEN's collection of newsletter articles and blog contributions, written by our WEN members, provide research insights across a range of topics including gender inequality issues.
The articles also include the valuable insights that can be gained by female economists reflecting on their career experiences and sharing their personal stories and reflections, supported by the statistical evidence and the knowledge they have gained through their research and studies.
Women in economics: Myth busters by Rhiannon Yetsenga
Women in the economy and in economics by Luci Ellis
Reading between the lines by Leonora Risse
COVID, care and wellbeing: What do we really value? by Evie Fox Koob
The under-representation of women in economics: A student’s perspective by Phoebe Bardsley
Read more on the WEN Newsletters and Articles page
The Economic Society of Australia created a National Economic Panel as an expert platform for inviting and share the expert perspectives of economists in Australia on a range of topical policy issues.
WEN has contributed to this initiative by nominating more female economists to be included as part of the panel and to promote awareness of policy issue that relate to gender equality in society.
Gender diversity in the workplace: The role of government? National Economic Poll, Economic Society of Australia, 2017
Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women National Economic Poll, Economic Society of Australia, 2019
WEN has been actively ensuring that a larger number of female economists are included among the deserving short-listed candidates for the annual awards presented by the Economic Society of Australia.
These awards recognise economists in Australia for their contribution to development of economic research and their service to the profession.