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Mon, 13 Sept


University of Geneva (MR 080) & Online

Roundtable: Pathways for More Inclusive Economics Departments - What Works and What Doesn't?


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Roundtable: Pathways for More Inclusive Economics Departments - What Works and What Doesn't?
Roundtable: Pathways for More Inclusive Economics Departments - What Works and What Doesn't?

Time & Location

13 Sept 2021, 17:30 – 19:00 CEST

University of Geneva (MR 080) & Online, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

About the event


The roundtable will focus on pathways for more inclusive economics departments - what does this mean? We know that the gender gap in the economics profession stands out from that in other STEM fields for many well-documented reasons (see here for more background information). The main purpose of the roundtable is to go one step further and give hands-on advice to departments on what works and what does not for when one genuinely wishes to create inclusive spaces where diverse bodies can thrive and perform. To do justice to the complexity of the issue, we have invited an interdisciplinary panel of professors from economics, sociology and psychology who will offer a rich set of perspectives on possible avenues for improvements. Specifically, we will discuss: (i) What has been tried? (ii) What worked, what did not, and why not? (iii) Moving forward: what's next? The roundtable will be introduced by CEPR president, Prof. Beatrice Weder di Mauro (INSEAD and the Graduate Institute), and be followed by a Q&A session where we will be taking questions both from the online and the physical audience. Ask away!

Registration: If you wish to actively participate, we recommend registering for the in-person or online version above or below. Please note that participants joining us in-person will need to provide a Covid certificate and wear a mask throughout the event. You can also follow the public broadcast of the roundtable here, though you will not be able to actively participate. 

Our panelists:

Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics) studied Economics at the University of Toulouse I where she received her PhD in 1992. After spending one year at the University of California at Berkeley as a post-doc she joined the Economics Department at Toulouse. She passed the French economics aggregation in 1996 and she spent 2 years at the University of Aix-Marseille II. Since 1998 she has been a professor at Toulouse School of Economics. She is a fellow of the EEA, CEPR, EUDN, and CESifo and a member of the IUF. She is also an associate editor of the Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (BEJEAP), of the Journal of Economics, of the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, of Annals of Economics and Statistics, of the Revue d’Economie Politique, and of the open-access E-Journal economics. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the International Tax and Public Finance (ITAX). Her research interests include industrial organization, regulation, labor economy, collective decision making and development economics. She relies both on theory and empirical studies to derive policy recommendations on industrial organization issues such as privatization, regulation or markets design. Since in practice policy implementation matters as much as policy design, she also studies incentive in public organizations and government structure. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and many other peer-reviewed journals. Emmanuelle’s research has also been featured in stories in the Journal Le Monde, Expansion, the Financial Times, Die Welt as well as on television and radio. Throughout the years she received several grants and awards for her research. More information here.

Prof. Franciska Krings (University of Lausanne and LIVES) is full professor of organizational behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Bern. Her research focuses on workforce diversity and discrimination, biases in personnel decision making, social justice, and (non) ethical behaviors. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies or the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Personnel Psychology, and Social Psychology. Franciska Krings is currently elected member of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and acts as president of its Compliance Committee. Between 2011 and 2016, she completed a five-year mandate as vice-rector, responsible for junior faculty development and diversity, at the Direction of the University of Lausanne. More information here.

Prof. Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London, UCL Institute of Education and LSE) has done pioneering research focusing on the intersectionality of gender, race, faith and culture using postcolonial and black feminist theoretical frameworks to explore equality and human rights issues for Muslim, Black and minority communities. She has widely researched educational inequalities, including the experiences of young Black and Asian women in school and processes of racialisation and decolonisation in higher education.  Her recent work explores Black feminist pedagogies and discourses of diversity and inclusion, racism and cultural and religious difference, Islamophobia and gendered violence. More information: here.

Prof. Estefania Santacreu-Vasut (ESSEC Business School) obtained a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley. She is an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School and THEMA. Her research focuses on gender and institutions and has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others. She is a consultant for the OECD, co-founder of the project Gender & Finance and the co-author, together with Tom Gamble, of the popular press book `The nature of goods and the goods of nature: why anti-globalization is not the answer'. More information here.

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