Central Council


Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2023


From: Thursday February 9, 2023, 9:00 am

To: Friday February 10, 2023, 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Women in Economics Network (WEN), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the University of Western Australia

The aim of AGEW is 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. The AGEW will include a program of research presentations and a policy symposium session.  We look forward to reconnecting with many of our members, as well as new and returning faces.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Lisa Cameron, Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne

Professor Lisa Cameron is the James Riady Chair of Asian Economics and Business in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne and Program Director of the Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific group at the Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne. She is an empirical micro- and development economist whose research examines issues of social welfare and poverty with a focus on the welfare of disadvantaged groups, including women. Her work on gender inequality includes research on the relationship between cash transfers and domestic violence; the consequences of criminalising sex work; a body of work on gender inequality in the Indonesian labour market; the consequences of child marriage and determinants of maternal mortality in Indonesia; and most recently an evaluation of an online intervention designed to influence gender norms around women’s work. She has contributed to the development of the gender equality programs at international agencies such as the World Bank and for Australia’s international aid program.

Professor Donna Ginther, University of Kansas

Donna Ginther is the Roy A. Roberts & Regents Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the University of Kansas faculty, she was a research economist and associate policy adviser in the regional group of the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2000 to 2002 and taught at Washington University from 1997 to 2000 and Southern Methodist University from 1995 to 1997. Her major fields of study are scientific labor markets, gender differences in employment outcomes, wage inequality, science policy, and investments in children.

Dr. Ginther has published in several journals, including Science, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Demography, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and the Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Association. She has also received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Her research has been featured in several media outlets including the Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, and the Boston Globe.


Associate Professor Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
Jessica Pan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She received a Bachelor’s in economics from the University of Chicago, followed by an MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Jessica’s research focuses on applied topics in labor economics and the economics of education. Her recent work focuses on gender differences in labor market and educational outcomes; international migration and the labor market effects on source and host countries; and topics in labor economics such as discrimination, marriage markets, and the returns to education. Her work has been published in several leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. She currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. She is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and Secretary of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labor Economics (AASLE). 

Event Pricing

Members: AUD 200
Non ESA/WEN Members: AUD 250
Students: AUD 160

If you are a student and you have not received a promotional code to register to AGEW 2023, please contact AGEW2023@curtin.edu.au with your information details and do not proceed to register until you hear back from us (usually 1 to 2 days).

Registration Closes 

PRESENTERS: 8th January 2023
ALL OTHER participants: 3rd February 2023 at midnight (AEDT)




Bookings are now closed


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