Program Overview

Wednesday 13 February 2019
Professional Development Day
9:30am–2:30pm Academic Career Development Session (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
3:00pm–5:30pm Gender Lensing Masterclass

Thursday 14 February 2019
Workshop Day 1
8:00am–8:30am Arrivals
8:30am–10:30am Plenary Day 1 (Keynote address by Professor A.Abigail Payne)
10:30am–6:00pm Workshop Presentations Day 1 (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
7:00pm–9:00pm Workshop Dinner

Friday 15 February 2019
Workshop Day 2
8:00am–8:30am Arrivals
8:30am–10:30am Plenary Day 2 (Keynote address by Professor Iris Bohnet)
10:30am–3:00pm Workshop Presentations Day 2 (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
3:30pm–5:30pm Policy Symposium How can economics contribute to gender equity?
6:00pm–7:00pm Networking Reception

A detailed program and presentation abstracts will be made available here soon.


Workshop & Policy Symposium

AGEW will include a program of research presentations.

The research presentations will be followed by a Policy Symposium on the topic ‘How can economics contribute to gender equity?’. The Symposium which will draw together the insights and implications delivered by the research papers and provide an opportunity for participants to converse directly with our guests panellists from policy, government and industry.

Professional Development program

In addition to the workshop and policy symposium, this year’s AGEW will offer two professional development activities.

Gender Lensing Masterclass

A special Masterclass on the topic of Gender Lensing will demonstrate an applied analysis of the gender-patterned effects of economic 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).

This Masterclass will also provide the opportunity to hear about the history of gender budgeting in Australia, presented by Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women), and to find out about future initiatives and gender-based analyses being undertaken by the Australian Government Office for Women, presented by Timothy Watson (Acting Director of Women’s Economic Security, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet).

Please note that registration for the Masterclass is separate to workshop registration 

Academic Career Development Session

The Academic Career Development Session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics.

The session will bring together a panel of senior mentors to speak to participants collectively and in small groups. Proposed topics for discussion include:

    • Career management and building blocks to academic job promotion
    • Challenges for women in university leadership and in the economics discipline
    • Perspectives from the inside: What are universities looking for in academic hiring and promotion decisions?
    • Choosing your research topics, identifying your individual strengths, and finding your niche
    • Publishing in journals: Perspective and advice from a journal editor
    • Applying for grants
    • Research impact and engagement with industry
    • Communicating with the media
    • Managing your intellectual property
    • Balancing research, teaching and administration responsibilities
    • Managing your time and obligations: Knowing when to say yes and when (and how) to say no

There is no cost to attend the Academic Career Development Session but registrations are essential. When registering, participants will be asked to outline the career challenges and goals that they are seeking advice on from the senior mentors. Registrations for the Academic Career Development Session will close on Friday 25 January 2019.

Please note that registration for the Academic Career Development Session is separate to workshop registration 

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