Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2020

Calls are now open for the third edition of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW), which will take place in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology on 5-7 February 2020.

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society. AGEW will include a program of research presentations and posters and a policy symposium session. We are glad to announce Professor Shoshana Grossbard and Professor Victor Lavy will be our two international keynote speakers while Professor Gigi Foster will be our Australia-based keynote speaker. Professor Grossbard will also be teaching a Course on Household Economics, Domestic Violence, and the Law on 3-4 February 2020.

Submissions of both applied and theoretical work on any topic of gender economics are invited. The scope of topics can include (but is not limited to) labour and workplace organisation, behavioural insights, education and human capital, family and care responsibilities, household and interpersonal dynamics, mental and physical health and safety, economic growth, poverty and economic development, measures of inequality, housing, superannuation and retirement, tax and transfer settings, and the evaluation of policy interventions. Both applied and theoretical papers are invited. Analytical policy papers that meet high standards of methodological rigour will also be considered. Note that gender economics does not necessarily entail a focus only on women or only on binary classifications of gender.

Full papers or extended abstracts (min. 1500 words) can only be submitted at the following link:


Note: In your conference paper/ extended abstract submission receipt email there will be a link to a 1 minute survey which you are required to complete for conference organisation purposes (including bursaries application). Please, open your email receipt and follow the indicated link. 



15th July 2019 Call for papers opens
18th Sep 2019 Call for papers closes (submission deadline extended)
18th Oct 2019 Notification of acceptance
Nov 2019 Registrations open
Dec 2019 Registrations close when capacity is reached
3-4th Feb 2020 Course on Household Economics, Domestic Violence, and the Law
5-7th Feb 2020 Workshop paper presentations and Policy Symposium