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A Letter to Senior Economists

Dear senior U.S. economists, I’m scared. I feel like I’m throwing myself into shark-infested waters. Do you think I’m talking about my overburdened workload? My newfound professional networks? My eagerness to get back to in-person learning, even though we’re in the midst of a pandemic? No. I’m talking about pursuing ...
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We need to do more

We recently shared An Open Letter to Economic Institutions In The Face of #BlackLivesMatter by The Sadie Collective because we felt that to remain silent and distanced from the subject entirely would inaccurately represent who we are and what we want to achieve. We want to support and amplify Black ...
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WiE Gender Equality in the Workplace: a Look at the Effectiveness of Quotas

For every man who works full-time, there is a woman who does not because of the many obstacles women face in the workplace. Longstanding cultural norms and workplace expectations have led to gender biases that leave women at a disadvantage in the workplace. While there is no question women are ...
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Empowered Women Empower Women

The integration of women is one of the most significant changes labour markets have seen in the past century.[1] Still there are distinguishable gender representation gaps in specific types of employment and industries, particularly in leadership positions. Professional women networks and initiatives have been suggested as a means for women ...
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Kicking off the Women in Economics Discussion Series in Berlin

On 19 November 2019, we invited individuals interested in gender and economics to join us at the premises of NERA Economic Consulting in Berlin for the 1st Edition of the Women in Economics Discussion Series. The event featured three keynote speakers presenting on three themes surrounding gender in the field ...
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PwC International Men’s Day

PwC has committed itself to fostering global gender equality by engaging men as advocates for change, and by acknowledging and challenging the gender bias that exists both in the workplace and at home. As a part of this effort, WiE was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the ...
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ReStart Equal Opportunity Talk x WiE Initiative

Does everyone earn what they deserve to? The first edition of the Cologne Women in Economics (WiE) Discussion Series, co-hosted by the Reinhard Selten Institute – ECONtribute Center of Excellence, explored whether women earn less because they expect to earn less. The event was attended by an active audience of ...
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Monitoring the status of women in economics – the Women in European Economics monitoring tool

For the first edition of WiE Spotlight we spoke to Sascha Wilhelm, co-developer of a real time monitoring tool that uses web scraping to provide an up-to-date picture of gender representation in European academic institutions.Through the development of the Women in European Economics monitoring tool, Professor Guido Friebel and Sascha ...
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The strive for diversity in economics reaches the university class room

Measures to increase diversity, gender equality and inclusion have been widely discussed in many professional environments, in particular those that have had a strong record of male leadership and lacking diversity in the past. This ongoing discussion on diversity in business, politics and academia has now reached the economics profession, ...
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Launch of The Women in Economics Initiative

The Women in Economics Initiative (WiE) aims to advance gender equality in the field of economics. Our goal is to encourage equal opportunity and balanced representation of genders in the economics profession across the academic, business and public sectors. WiE aims to: Inform, by highlighting the valuable contributions that women ...
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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 ...
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