29 January 2019
Women in Economics
Chair: Catherine Connolly, economicsense
Speaker: Jenny Bates, BEIS
Speaker: Andy Haldane, Bank of England
Speaker: Sarah Smith, Bristol University
Speaker: Gemma Tetlow, Institute for Government
Why are women significantly under-represented in the economics profession? Does the problem reflect sexism in the profession, a lack of women studying economics or some other factor? And, if it primarily reflects a lack of women studying economics in the first instance, why do so few women study the subject? Last, but not least, what can we do to address the issue?
On Tuesday 29 January, to a packed audience, the panel of speakers spoke about how they see the challenges for getting more women in economics and their efforts to address this.
Kindly hosted by the Resolution Foundation, the event was live streamed and you can view the video via Resolution Foundation’s Youtube page. Click here to watch.
You can also download slides from the event.
Following the success of the meeting, we would welcome suggestions from members on what more the SPE can do to higlight the underrepresentation of women, and the lack of diversity more generally, in the eonomics profession. If you have any thoughts, please do email the SPE office on firstname.lastname@example.org
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