Women in Economics

CEPR is formalising its efforts to improve female representation in the economic profession with the creation of the Women in Economics Initiative. Led by CEPR’s Vice-President, Hélène Rey, this initiative will aim to redress gender imbalances in the economic profession, partnering with CEPR member organisations to promote women within the field.

This page collates the various projects CEPR is involved with, or external initiatives that have been endorsed by CEPR, and provides a single platform through which the myriad of high quality output and initiatives can be accessed. If you are interested in partnering with CEPR on a related project, or for any further information on Women in Economics, please get in touch with Petra Buresova, Development Officer at CEPR [email protected].

Women in Economics

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. 

Related Research

For the latest research on gender inequality, please go to voxeu.org. The latest articles:



New eBook: Women Shaping Global Economic Governance

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 LagardeCecilia Malmström, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Mia Amor Mottely and many others.

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Women in European Economics: A Real-Time Monitoring Tool

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.

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Why are there so few women economists?

Chicago Booth Review, 29 May 2019

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago and CEPR), Claudia Goldin (Harvard University), and Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago, Booth) discuss the challenges faced and progress made by women in economics.

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2nd Conference on Gender and Career Progression 

ECB, Frankfurt, 21 October 2019

The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organising their second conference on Gender and career progression, to be held on 21 October 2019 at the European Central Bank. Sessions will focus primarily on issues encountered by women working in finance, economics and central banking. We want to convey the full diversity of women’s experiences in these professions, including intersectionality with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other categories.

Last year’s event was hosted by the Bank of England – Gender and Career Progression, 14-15 May 2018.


Related Research

For the latest research on gender and development, please go to voxdev.org. The most recent articles are listed below:

CEPR Discussion Papers

For more papers, please search CEPR's discussion paper series with keywords such as #gender or #women. The most recent DPs are listed below: