Women in Economics

We welcome you to join our event "Women in Economics: A Progress Report and Actionable Insights" held on the 5th of February 2021 co-hosted by the Aeclipse Academic Committee and KVS (De Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde).


This online event aims at providing new information as an extension to the dossier published 3 years ago by ESB about the strong under-representation of women in the field of economics, which can be found here. The event has a special focus on the Netherlands. Some of the questions the online event will cover are:

  • How much progress have women in the field of Economics made since then?

  • What can we learn and how we can reduce the gap of gender disparity from abroad?


We have three esteemed speakers who would like to share their research and experience within the field of gender diversification in Economics. Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Sarah Smith (Bristol University) will share their research and insights in the field of gender diversity, with Janeneke Plantenga (Utrecht University) giving her response to these insights.


The first speaker is Guido Friebel from Goethe University Frankfurt. He along with his colleagues has developed a real-time tool to monitor the representation of women in economics across Europe. He shall be sharing the insights of his research with special attention towards the Netherlands.

The second speaker we shall hear from is Sarah Smith from Bristol University. Having worked significantly to promote gender diversity in economics across the UK, we shall learn from her understanding of how we can integrate it within the Dutch academic circle.

We lastly hear from Janneke Plantenga as she responds to the research presented. The event ends with a Q&A session by the audience and the speakers.


The tentative schedule shall begin at 16:00 CET and can be found below:

  • 16:00 - Introduction

  • 16:00 - Presentation by Guido Friebel

  • 16:30 - Presentation by Sarah Smith

  • 17:00 - Response by Janneke Plantenga

  • 17:10 - Q&A Session

  • 17:30 - End

This event is completely free of charge for students and members of AEclipse! Interested in this event? All you have to do is register via the form below before the 1st of February 2021.

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