Unpacking gender fixed effects in development economics

How can we ensure that women are equally mentored in their research career? What can research teams do to support female researchers and enumerators in the field? Are we networking the wrong way?

The gender imbalance within the economics profession has been a hot topic of late. While big-picture and structural problems often take centre stage, we tend to neglect the day-to-day dynamics. For development economists, these typically involve co-authorship relationships, supervision, networking, mentorship, managing field teams, writing grant applications, and designing surveys. We hope to open a constructive discussion about concrete strategies that we as a CSAE community can adopt in the midst of the debate surrounding diversity within the economics profession.

Join us for a panel discussion with Abi Adams, Stefan Dercon, Cheryl Doss, and Muhammad Meki, with Kate Orkin as moderator.