Women in Macroeconomics: social sciences

Rebuilding Macroeconomics is delighted to be participating in the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science 2018. Our event is titled “Women in Economics” and will discuss some of our current research that looks at inequality, gender and macroeconomics.

There is a lack of involvement and under-representation of women in economics. This is seen in universities, policy-making institutions and in engagement with the public. As economics has a direct impact on the progress and well-being of society, this is a serious shortcoming.

We offer the chance to get involved with research that is bringing together Gender Studies and Macroeconomics. Experts and researchers in this area will discuss these important issues, explain what we are working on, and most of all, provide an opportunity for you to voice your views and experiences to help shape this research going forward. The goal of this research is to advise policymakers on economic issues around gender, so we want to involve the very people on the receiving end of this work in the future.

Also, we are offering £20 to every member of the public who attends at least one session!

For more information on the timings of the event, and to register, see below.


Event Information

9 November 2018, 12.00 am – 17.40 pm

Address: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HE

12.00 pm Lunch (1hr)

Provided in the Conference Room next to the Library; opportunities to meet with the speakers beforehand, have some free lunch and network with other interested participants.

1:00 pm Session 1 – Where Are Women in Economics? (1 hr 30)

Ozlem Onaran will discuss the research she is leading on gender, wealth and income inequalities, along with opening remarks from the panel. We will then open up the discussion to the floor for Q&A and comments.

Panel: Ozlem Onaran, Laura Bear, Jerome de Henau, Alice Pearson, Yvonne Roberts

2:30 pm Break (20 mins)

Light refreshments will be provided: tea, coffee, biscuits etc.

2:50 pm Session 2 – Women and Economic Institutions (1 hr 30)

Laura Bear will discuss research she is leading around women in the economics profession building, followed by opening remarks from the panel. We will then open up the discussion to the floor for Q&A and comments.

Panel: Laura Bear, Oriana Bandiera (TBC), Alice Pearson, Ozlem Onaran

4:20 pm Break (20 mins)

Light refreshments will be provided: tea, coffee, biscuits etc.

4:40 pm Session 3 – Ways Forward and Concluding Remarks (1 hr)

The panel will open by highlighting some key points from the previous sessions and the possible ways forward. We will then open up the discussion to the floor for a final Q&A and comments session.

Panel: Ozlem Onaran, Laura Bear, Dianne Elson, Rachana Shanbhogue, Alice Pearson

5:40 pm Finish

Drinks in the Conference Room.

Full list of speakers:

Speaker

Ozlem Onaran

Laura Bear

Jerome de Henau

Alice Pearson

Yvonne Roberts

Oriana Bandiera

Rachana Shanbhogue

Dianne Elson

Affiliation

Grenwich University, Economics

London School of Economics, Anthropology

Open University & Women’s Budget Group, Economics

Cambridge University, Anthropology

Former Chief Lead Writer, The Observer

London School of Economics, Economics

Business correspondent, The Economist

Essex University & Women’s Budget Group, Sociology

Please note: we can only accommodate around 30 people per session. If the session is still available below, that means we still have spaces left for it.

For further information, please contact g.hassall@niesr.ac.uk


Event Registration Form

* We are considering members of the public to be someone who is neither: a current student at a university, or academic staff within a university or academic institution. We are keeping track of the number of members of the public who register, as we would like to reach out to this group in particular.

26 July 2018

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