UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND OTHER INITIATIVES
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Congratulations to Stefanie Stantcheva, recipient of the 2020 Elaine Bennett Research Prize.
The Elaine Bennett Research Prize is awarded every other year to recognize, support and encourage outstanding contributions by young women in the economics profession. Professor Stantcheva is recognized for her remarkable contributions to our understanding of optimal taxation, the relationship between innovation and taxation, and social preferences about redistribution. Click here for the full announcement.
"Stefanie Stantcheva is one of the world’s leading young economists...she has pushed forward the frontier of knowledge about the impact and role of taxation, a fundamental question of public economics." Shelly Lundberg, Chair of CSWEP
Stefanie is a Research Fellow at CEPR, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Research Associate at the NBER. Stefanie's work focuses on public economics, but also makes contributions to labour economics, macroeconomics, and industrial organization.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Congratulations to Eliana La Ferrara for being awarded the 2020 Birgit Grodal Award for a European-Based Female Economist. The award, given every two years by the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA), recognises a European-based female economist who has made a significant contribution to the economics profession. The prize was awarded in recognition of Eliana La Ferrara’s significant contributions in studying the role of trust, norm enforcement and identity in economics.
Eliana La Ferrara is a Research Fellow in CEPR’s Development Economics and Public Economics programmes. She holds the Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University.
Eliana is a long-standing contributor to CEPR and VoxEU, and has recently featured on the CEPR & UBS Women in Economics series.
Shelly Lundberg, 5 March 2020
A new book examines the role and progress of women in professional economics, reviews the barriers that women face at various stages of the training and promotional pipeline, evaluates programmes designed to support and encourage female economists, and discusses the benefits of greater gender equality across economics research professions.
VoxTalks podcast with Shelly Lundberg, Donna Ginther, Jenna Stearns and Erin Hengel
Monday, October 14, 2019
This year’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
All three are longstanding and highly active CEPR Fellows. Abhijit and Michael both joined the Development Economics Programme when it was established by CEPR in 2006. Esther, together with Robin Burgess, was the first DE Programme Director between 2006 and 2015, and is also a Fellow of the Public Economics Programme.
Esther was the second economist featured in our Women in Economics series, which shines a light on high quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field.
The work that they have done in the field of experimental-based research into problems affecting some of the poorest sections of the world’s population is genuinely life-changing and life-saving and they richly deserve the recognition they have received.
Goethe University, Frankfurt
This project originated from the Women in Economics - WinE Committee - (WinE) of the European Economic Association (EEA), in accordance with its objective to collect data on the status of women in the economics profession in Europe. The data collection was taken further, with financial support from EEA, by WinE Committee member, Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Sascha Wilhelm, Goethe University Frankfurt. To increase the transparency about the quantitative representation of female researchers in European Economics, Friebel and Wilhelm gathered information from all institutions known to them. They have developed an algorithm that repeatedly collects the data that are publicly available on the institutions' websites.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
This report brings together contributions from leading women policymakers and thought leaders from across the world on how to shape our economies. The essays and observations show women analysing the challenges confronting economic governance and formulating concrete proposals for how to navigate this period of turbulence. Foreword by Angela Merkel and contributions from Christine Lagarde, Cecilia Malmström, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Mia Amor Mottely and many others.