Call for Papers
Submissions are currently open and close on 31 October 2021.

AGEW invites the submission of research papers from both junior and senior researchers on any topic related to gender economics. Both applied and theoretical papers that meet high standards of methodological rigour are invited. Papers should apply an economic framework and gender should be a core element of the analysis. Papers should also demonstrate real world relevance and applicability to addressing issues of social or economic concern.

To accommodate continued uncertainties resulting from the global pandemic, the entire workshop will be accessible virtually and in-person. For this reason, the workshop welcomes submissions from domestic and international authors, irrespective of their ability to travel to Canberra.

Full papers or extended abstracts (min. 1500 words) can be submitted to the AGEW2022 Scientific Committee. We invite papers on the following themes and beyond:

COVID-19 and its implications for gender equality
Behavioural and experimental insights

Gender norms
Labour and workplace organisation

Labour market participation
Education and human capital
Mental and physical health
Conflict and domestic violence

Household and interpersonal dynamics
Macroeconomics and economic growth
Economic development
Poverty, inequality and disadvantage
Housing, superannuation and retirement
Tax and transfer policies

Parental leave and childcare policies
Evaluation of policy interventions

Presenters of any gender are welcome to the workshop. Gender economics does not necessarily entail an exclusive focus on women or exclusively on binary classifications of gender.

Best Student Prize 

A prize to the Best Student Paper will be awarded at AGEW2022. Authors are eligible for this award if their paper is chiefly based on research that they conducted as an undergraduate or postgraduate university student. Candidates should be a current student or have graduated no longer than two years ago.

If you would like to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award at the AGEW2022, please indicate your eligibility in your paper submission.

Best Poster Prize

A best poster prize will also be awarded based on workshop participants' preferred choice.
Keynote Speakers
Professor Guyonne Kalb
University of melbourne
Guyonne Kalb is a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She has a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. She is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), associate editor for Fiscal Studies and co-editor for The Economic Record.

Her research interests are mainly in the field of applied micro-economics and include labour supply issues, in particular female labour supply; the interaction of labour supply, social security and taxation; labour supply and family policies; and the impact of childcare/parental activities on child development and health. She has numerous publications in national and international journals, such as Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Feminist Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Economics of Education Review, Fiscal Studies and Economic Record.

In addition, she has been involved in several research projects providing evidence for policy makers, including a number of evaluation studies, such as the evaluation of the Paid Parental Leave scheme and the evaluation of the Try, Test and Learn Fund for the Department of Social Services. She is currently leading the evaluation of the Future Directions strategy, a large social housing policy reform in New South Wales, for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.
Professor Núria Rodríguez-Planas
city university of new york
Núria Rodríguez-Planas is Professor of Economics at CUNY, Queens College, Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center at CUNY, and Research Scholar at Barnard College at Columbia University. She is also the managing editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. Prior to moving to New York, she was Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn, Visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Assistant Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, among others. She has also held positions in Washington DC as an Economist at Mathematica Policy Research, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Brookings Institution. She received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 from Boston University.

Her major research interest has included evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs covering early childhood interventions; mentoring, education services, and financial rewards; vocational training; continuing education; and small business assistance programs, using a wide range of quantitative methods. A second major line of research focuses on showing that gender differences in cognitive development and engagement in risky behaviors are socially constructed. Finally, she has also addressed pressing public well-being policy issues, especially for low-income and disadvantaged individuals related to employment.

According to RePEC, as of May 2021, Professor Rodríguez-Planas is ranked in the top 2% of all economists in the last 10 years, the top 3% of all women economists, and the top 1% of all women economists of the last 10 years. She is also ranked in the top 10% of all economists in the sub-field of gender economics. She has received grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, BBVA, IZA, PSC-CUNY, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities, among others. She has published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among other journals. Much of her work has been written about in The Wilson Quarterly, The New York Times, El País, El Economista, and La Vanguardia, among others.
Workshop Location
 Virtually and in person
Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra

To accommodate the continued uncertainty as a result of the global pandemic, the 2022 workshop will be hosted in a hybrid form, both virtually and in-person, at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, in Canberra, Australia.

The entire workshop will be accessible in both formats (virtual and in-person).

The workshop welcomes submissions from domestic and international authors, irrespective of their ability to travel to Canberra.
Key dates
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 October 2021
Notification of submission outcomes: 15 December 2021
Registration opens: 15 December 2021
Workshop: 10 - 11 February 2022
Contact us
If you have any additional questions, the organising committee can be reached at: [email protected]

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