Women in Economics

The EEA Standing Committee on Women in Economics, known as WinE, was established on the request of EEA President - Elect, Brigit Grodal, in 2003.

About

WinE’s objective is to support women in the economics profession by facilitating the formation of networks, by circulating information on, or relevant to, female economists, and by providing a forum for discussion of issues relevant to women in economics. Its initiatives include an annual Mentoring and Networking Retreat, the creation of a website that monitors the status of women in the economics profession and a WinE Bibliography. Moreover, the WinE Committee had a very important role in the instigation of the Birgit Grodal Award.

Research Highlight

The latest Research Highlight is Caught between Cultures? Unintended Consequences of Improving Opportunity for Immigrant GirlsChristina Felfe de Ormeno,  University of Würzburg, Germany. Read it here.

Christina Felfe de Ormeno

WinE Mentoring and Networking Retreat

The WinE Retreat - run annually since 2013 - is open to young female and non-binary economists with positions (post-doctoral fellows, lecturers, researchers) at academic and research institutions, who obtained their PhDs less than five years prior to the retreat. 

The Retreat is organised by the WinE Committee. A scientific co-Chair is nominated by the Econometric Society.

The WinE Retreat is funded by an annual donation from The Review of Economic Studies (REStud) (since 2015) and the European Central Bank (ECB) (since 2017).

Research on Women in Economics

WinE has created its WinE Bibliography, listing academic journal articles and books that are related to women in academics and the economics profession.

Library shelves

Women in European Economics

A Real-Time monitoring tool

In 2018, WinE tried to address the concern about how they could evaluate the status of women in economics without proper data. The results of such discussions lead to the development of a website presenting the results from a web-based tracking tool about the proportion of women working in economic research institutions in the 300 most highly-ranked economics departments in Europe.

The data collection has been taken further, with financial support from EEA, by WinE Committee member, Guido Friebel, and Sascha Wilhelm, both at Goethe University, Frankfurt.

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Chart to show simulation of JEEA members.