Welcome to AGEW2019

13-15 February 2019
Melbourne, Australia


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Registration is open to all but numbers are capped so please register soon to secure your place

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The Women in Economics Network (WEN), in partnership with RMIT University, is proud to host its 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 offer 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

Both men and women are invited to participate in AGEW, as WEN recognises that addressing gender inequalities requires a collaborative understanding and input from all members of society.

We are very excited to be welcoming two highly distinguished speakers to deliver the keynote addresses at AGEW2019: Professor Iris Bohnet (Kennedy School of Business, Harvard University, author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and VicHealth Leading Thinker) and Professor A. Abigail Payne (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne). 

To complement the research presentations, AGEW will also feature a Policy Symposium on the topic “How can economics contribute to the pursuit of gender equity?” where we will be welcoming a panel of policymakers to discuss the research evidence base that can inform policy directions and action for change.

AGEW’s Professional Development program will comprises an Academic Career Development Session designed to provide mentoring advice and guidance to early- and mid-career academics, and a Gender Lensing Masterclass aimed at equipping professional economists with the skills and insights to undertake a gender-sensitive evaluation of policy settings. To deliver the Gender Lensing Masterclass, we are delighted to welcome two expert analysts in the field of taxation and policy evaluation: Dr Janine Dixon (Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University). For more information, visit the Program page.

Call for papers for AGEW2019 closed on 31 August 2018 and all authors who made a submission have now been notified of the Selection Committee’s decision. A preliminary program will be announced in October 2018.

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The Women in Economics Network is very grateful to the following organisations for their support of AGEW2019





More sponsorship organisations are yet to be announced.

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