CEPR Launches Women in Economics

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.

This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.

Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.  



The project will be led by a Scientific Committee consisting of CEPR’s President, Beatrice Weder di Mauro; Hélène Rey, CEPR’s Vice-President and Professor of Economics at London Business School; and Jean Tirole, Professor of Economics at Toulouse School of Economics, CEPR Research Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The committee will select approximately 30 top female researchers, based on excellence and influence in their field, over the course of three years.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

President, CEPR 

Helene Rey

Professor of Economics, London Business School and Vice President and Research Fellow, CEPR

Jean Tirole

Director of the Toulouse School of Economics, Nobel Laureate and Research Fellow, CEPR


Kicking off the series is Belgian economist Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Her many honours and awards include the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2012, awarded for her contributions to labour economics. Her work has covered a number of topics, including racial discrimination, CEO pay and incentives, the effects of regulation on employment, household finance and development economics.