2nd Rare Voices in Economics Conference

September 12-13, 2022

The Rare Voices in Economics Conference will take place on the 12th and 13th of September, 2022. The event is organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva, and the University of Lausanne.

The Rare Voices in Economics initiative aims to create an inclusive and challenging academic environment that supports diverse voices within the economics profession. Our goal is to provide a safe space for young researchers to receive feedback and gain visibility.

All economic research fields are welcome at the conference.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame)

Prof. Alejandra Ramos (Trinity College Dublin)


September 12 &13, 2022 


University of Geneva

Public Roundtable:

"The Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic and Subsequent Countermeasures

on Minorities in Academia"

Open Event

September 12, 2022 

16:00 - 17:30

University of Geneva

We invite Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral researchers to submit a full paper by May 29, 2022.

We particularly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups in the academic profession, but we invite everyone to apply. All economics research papers are welcome.


There are two presentation formats. Participants can prepare a 30-minute presentation which is followed by a 10-minute discussion or present at the poster session. Authors can express their preferences between presentation formats in their application. Each presenter will be assigned to discuss a paper. The organizing committee will decide the final allocation of presenters.


Applicants will receive a notification of acceptance by early July 2022. Some limited financial support fund is available for students and young scholars whose papers are accepted to present at the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Rare Voices in Economics Conference.


Conference Organizing Committee:

Paula Gonzalez (Graduate Institute)

 Pietro Campa, Flavia Cifarelli, Souparna Maji, and Davide Pietrobon (University of Geneva)

Katja Bergonzoli (University of Lausanne)


Please direct any questions to