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Gender-Sensitive Response Post Climate-Disaster: a Learning Curve for Pakistan

“Ecofeminism is an integral facet of the women’s movement because it addresses the severing of Women and Mother Nature, and the exploitation of both.” — Lissa Brown (Climate activist) Climate change is a reality — threatening the existence of our only home —the earth. Research shows that women and men ...
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Overtime hours worked: a missing factor in understanding the gender wage gap

Contrary to many new initiatives and actions taken, there persists a severe gender wage gap. This is also the case for the profession of economics. When trying to explain this phenomenon we often encounter discussions and research about differences in human capital and family obligations and the fact that women ...
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What if women in economics did win the Nobel?

There have been 4.5 times the number of “Roberts” to win the Nobel Prize in Economics than women. There have been two women, Elinor Ostorm and Esther Duflo, to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science since its inception in 1969 compared to nine men named “Robert”. In the ...
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What do high school students think about economics?

Questions from students in Bangladesh Young people are showing a piqued curiosity in economics. Specifically, high schoolers in Bangladesh are increasingly interested in the field of economics, potentially given their STEM backgrounds or interest in the world as a whole. However, there are no substantial educational resources for these students ...
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The relationship that exists among economic growth, energy consumption, and carbon dioxide emissions:

EFFECTS AND RECOMMENDED SOLUTION Oluwafisayo Foluke Ajayi, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta For any additional inquiries into this research, please contact the author at fisayoajayi5@gmail.com Energy is no doubt sacrosanct in any economy of the world today as it is essential in all economic activities, especially production and consumption. Energy ...
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Why I don’t want to be defined as a woman economist,  but why it is important nonetheless

We start this article with a task to the reader: Close your eyes and picture an economist. Got someone in mind? Think of one. What or who did you see before your inner eye? How old are they? Where do they work? Where are they from? What is the colour ...
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Why Economics?

Reflections on why we chose this discipline Most often the discourse around being a woman in economics is about the pitfalls. It is about the struggles of being the only woman in the room, figuring out how to raise our voice, battling imposter syndrome, navigating hostile environments, finding a balance ...
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The Link Between Economics, Climate Change, and Gender

While much of the future is unknown, Mary Daly, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve named one thing our “uncertain certainty”. In the early summer of 2021, Daly gave an address emphasizing the guaranteed threat of climate change on our economic life and economic stability. The takeaway? Climate change ...
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Issues in Focus – The Gender Data Gap

Throughout the month of April 2021, the Women in Economics Initiative highlighted the “Gender Data Gap” on its varying platforms of outreach. For anyone who missed it or who is interested in the different aspects highlighted we gathered all information in one place. Introduction What is the Gender Data Gap ...
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The certainty trap – Why data may not be wrong but not right either

Are women more likely to suffer from side effects and complications following the vaccination against Covid-19? How is it that there are more men than women being involved in car accidents each year, yet women are more likely to be seriously injured in a car crash? These and other questions ...
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Newsletter #1

Through our newsletter we will highlight contributions that women make in economics and disseminate our research or relevant research conducted by other organisations.

Stockholm School of Economics Online Panel, 28th April 2020

Women are seriously underrepresented in academia and especially in economics departments, but the extent of underrepresentation may still come as a shock to even the most knowledgeable of our readers. For example, one of the leading economics departments in one of the most gender-inclusive European countries, the Department of Economics ...
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The Women in Economics Index 2019

The Women in Economics Index 2019 is the first edition of the WiE Index and captures the representation of women economists in leadership positions across the academic, business and public sectors in the year 2019. All data refers to the second quarter of 2019. The Women in Economics Initiative: The ...
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Tracking gender imbalances – the Women in Economics Index

We founded the Women in Economics (WiE) Initiative with the aim to facilitate dialogue around the status of women in economics. Through discussion, we seek ways to foster a more diverse and inclusive economics profession.The newly developed WiE Index is one of our key tools we use to raise awareness ...
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Why we need to discuss gender in a different way

By Eva Schoenwald and Iakov Frizis Recent years have seen significant improvements in female representation in the workplace. Information campaigns, feminist associations, female employment quotas and a rising number of female role models all contribute to an improved gender balance in Western European and US workplaces.Despite this progress, we remain ...
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Welcome Letter

Dear reader, On behalf of the entire board, I would like to welcome you to The Women in Economics (WiE) Initiative. I am excited for you to join the discussion on gender inclusion in the economics profession. I invite you to make the most out of the services and opportunities that ...
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WiE Index

The WiE Index tracks progression in economics. Increasing transparency and raising awareness on the state of women in the economics profession is one of our core missions.

The Women in Economics Index 2019

The Women in Economics Index 2019 is the first edition of the WiE Index and captures the representation of women economists in leadership positions across the academic, business and public sectors in the year 2019. All data refers to the second quarter of 2019. The Women in Economics Initiative: The ...
Read More

Tracking gender imbalances – the Women in Economics Index

We founded the Women in Economics (WiE) Initiative with the aim to facilitate dialogue around the status of women in economics. Through discussion, we seek ways to foster a more diverse and inclusive economics profession.The newly developed WiE Index is one of our key tools we use to raise awareness ...
Read More