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Productivity survey for Project CAPER 

The Faculty's Prof. Chryssi Giannitsarou has sent out a survey in Qualtrics Cambridge for her ongoing research project on Covid-19 and academic productivity in economics research. Please do respond if you receive an invite. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 8th June 2022

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Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



How Indians view gender roles 

The latest report from the Pew Research Center features expert advice from the Faculty’s Professor Sriya Iyer. It has found traditional gender norms are still prevalent.

Published on - Monday 7th March 2022

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Gender

India



Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference: Who is the 'individual' in Macroeconomics? 

Dr Carolina Alves together with Dr Angus Armstrong (Director of Rebuilding Macroeconomics, UCL-IGP) is organising the Rebuilding Macroeconomics’ Fourth Annual Conference on ‘Women in Economics’. The organisers want to investigate what we mean by the ‘individual’ in macroeconomics, particularly when considering gendered roles and identities. Does this alien caricature of an individual influence how women see macroeconomics, and might this perhaps account for lack of representation of women in the discipline? How can we do macroeconomics while taking full account of our multiple identities as real human beings? View the full programme here.

Event Date - Thursday 9th December 2021

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Macroeconomics

Gender



New Janeway Institute to transform economic research 

Disseminating research at the frontier of economics is just one of the roles of a new research institute which will shape young minds and transform economic research. The new Weslie and William Janeway Institute for Economics will be primarily funded by Weslie and William Janeway.

Published on - Wednesday 13th October 2021

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Covid Impact on Working Women - Video 

Dr. Christopher Rauh and Karin Kimbrough (Chief Economist, LinkedIn) discuss women’s exodus from the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic with Bloomberg’s Lizzy Burden at the Bloomberg Equality Summit. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 1st November 2021

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Gender

Inequalities

Workers



Newnham's 150th Anniversary Lecture Series - Prof Jane Humphries 

Professor Jane Humphries CBE (NC 1967) will deliver the third of Newnham's four special 150th Anniversary Lectures, examining women’s unpaid work and the cost of living in England 1260-1860. In today’s age of rising living costs and scrutiny of gender parity, divisions of labour and the burden of caring and domestic work, much of it done by women without remuneration, looking to the past can help us begin to calculate the value of unpaid labour and radically reinvigorate historical estimates of women’s contributions to economic growth and human wellbeing. See the Newnham event page for further information and booking.

Event Date - Friday 22nd October 2021

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Inequality

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The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less 

Women and older workers are less likely to have access to employer-provided sick pay, according to Dr Christopher Rauh, from the Covid Inequality Project. The research has also found that workers in jobs that cannot be done from home are particularly unlikely to have sick pay.

Published on - Thursday 9th September 2021

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Age

Gender

Workers



Women Economists Under-Represented in UK Academia 

Women are underrepresented at almost every level within the discipline of economics in UK academia, according to a report by the Royal Economics Society co-authored by Dr Victoria Bateman.

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Gender

Gender Gap

Inequality

Women in Economics



Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic 

In the first weeks of the pandemic, the submission of articles to journals by women, fell dramatically more than their male counterparts. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021

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Gender

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Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better? 

Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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Gender

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Women in Economics



Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus 

A new report on the gendered economic impact of the current coronvirus pandemic features Dr Christopher Rauh. It says the government risks turning the clock back on gender equality.

Published on - Tuesday 9th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Labour Market



International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap 

As part of International Women's Day, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou will be a guest speaker at the University College Dublin (UCD) webinar, "Bridging the gender gap: Research and responses to COVID-19". Read More>>

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) have written an article for the Royal Economic Society, that says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities in many areas of our life, including academic life. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021

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Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics



Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: Gender and Economics 

In this webinar, Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA discussed how he has applied his ground-breaking research on the economics of networks to examine how women’s and men’s research productivity in academia are shaped by gender-based differences in their collaboration networks. Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño followed with a presentation outlining her work on the lifecycle evolution of the gender pay gap. Read More>>

Event Date - Thursday 19th November 2020

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Gender

Pay Gap

Women in Economics



Female Researchers and Publications During COVID-19 Podcast 

Dr Noriko Amano Patino was interviewed for the Cambridge Centre for International Research’s Ideas & Innovation Talk Series about her joint paper with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna titled "The Unequal Effects of Covid-19 on Economists' Research Productivity" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 18th September 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Gender

Women in Economics



Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic? 

Dr Noriko Amano Patino's VOXeu article and paper (joint with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna), entitled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists" was quoted in the Nature article "Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th May 2020

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COVID-19

Employment

Gender

Women in Economics



Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19? 

Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño, Dr. Elisa Faraglia, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and PhD candidate Zeina Hasna have published an article for VOXeu titled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists". This column suggests that the effects of lockdowns on the division of labour at home have been particularly detrimental to the research activity of women.

Published on - Monday 4th May 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender

Women in Economics



Women in Economics - CEPR eBook 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal, Dr. Anja Prummer (former Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Lorenzo Ductor (University of Granada) have written a chapter "Gender and Collaboration" for the new CEPR eBook Women in Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020

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Women in Economics

Gender

Collaboration



Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times 

Dr Victoria Bateman was interviewed by the New York Times about the gender gap in economics and her recent book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Published on - Friday 11th October 2019

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Wages

Gender Gap

Gender

Women in Economics



How Women Made the West Rich 

Dr Victoria Bateman gave a talk and participated in a panel conversation at this years Hay Festival. Both were about her new book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Published on - Friday 7th June 2019

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Gender

Wages

Democracy

Women in Economics



How Women Made the West Rich 

On 25 April, Heffers bookshop hosted a successful launch of Dr. Victoria Bateman's book, The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich. In the book, Dr Bateman argues that women's freedom in the West boosted wages, skills, saving, entrepreneurial spirit and helped to produce a democratic and capable state. The book was the Guardian's 'Book of the day' last month. Here are some photos from the event.

Published on - Monday 29th April 2019

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Gender

Wages

Democracy

Women in Economics



How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal's research (co-authored with Anja Prummer) into how risk aversion plays a role in female academic economists having smaller and more clustered networks of co-authors, has been quoted in an article by The Economist.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019

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Gender

Risks

Women in Economics




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