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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)


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

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

The Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by RMIT University and the Women in Economics Network (WEN), will bring together a community of economic researchers and policy analysts to collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

Our guest speakers include Professor Iris Bohnet (Kennedy School of Business, Harvard University; author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design; and VicHealth Leading Thinker) and Professor Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara, and Chair of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession)

To complement the research presentations, AGEW2019 will close with a Policy Symposium on the topic “How can economics contribute to the pursuit of gender equity?”, with panellists Trish Bergin (First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), the Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh (Shadow Assistant Treasurer; Federal Member for Fenner), Lisa Annese  (CEO, Diversity Council Australia) and Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women).

AGEW2019 will also offer a Professional Development program comprising a Gender Lensing Masterclass an Academic Career Development Session.

For more information, visit AGEW 2019 Website.

Please register here

Thankyou to our AGEW2019 event sponsors: 

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



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