The Women in Economics Network (WEN), in partnership with RMIT University, will host the second Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) in Melbourne, Australia, on 13-15 February 2019.

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

The event offers the opportunity for researchers and policy analysts to come together to share their research insights across of spectrum of topics related to gender equality, to provide constructive feedback on participants’ research papers, and to converse with policymakers about how to translate this knowledge into action.


Keynote addresses by Professor Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara; Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession) and Professor Iris Bohnet (Harvard University; VicHealth Leading Thinker; author of “What Works: Gender Equality by Design”).

Policy Symposium on “How Can Economics Contribute to Gender Equity?” with panel representatives from government, academia, industry and Parliament:

  • Trish Bergin (First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet);
  • Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women);
  • Lisa Annese  (CEO, Diversity Council Australia);
  • The Dr Andrew Leigh (Shadow Assistant Treasurer; Federal Member for Fenner).

Gender Lensing Masterclass delivered by experts in tax, gender-budgeting and the Australian Government Office for Women:

  • Dr Janine Dixon (Centre for Policy Studies, Victoria University);
  • Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University);
  • Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women);
  • Timothy Watson (Director, Women’s Economic Security, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet).

Along with an Academic Career Development Session for female economists to receive career advice from senior mentors; a dynamic program of economic research papers exploring gender differentials and inequalities across a spectrum of topics and policy issues; and a social program including formal dinner at State Library of Victoria and Friday evening Networking Reception.

For more information, visit the Program page.

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(Source: AGEW2019)

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