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CALL FOR PAPERS: Pathways to Gender Equality: Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges

The Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (Department of Economics, American University) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research is pleased to announce a call for papers.

This conference, to be held on November 2 and 3, 2018, in Washington, DC, is funded with the generous support of the Open Society Foundation. Our objective is to bring together scholars and policy analysts who see gender analysis as central to solving the important economic issues – increasing inequality, global poverty, the increasing deficit of care.

The conference seeks proposals for papers, panels of papers, round tables, and posters that:

  • demonstrate the centrality of gender analysis to key contemporary problems in macroeconomics, household, labor, and development economics;
  • contribute to the tools of gender analysis by deploying innovative theoretical frameworks, econometric methods, survey methods, and other data collection;
  • deepen our understanding of the policy implications of this research.

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to April 15, 2018. Preference will be given to proposals that encourage exchange between scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and advocates. Papers should constitute new, cutting-edge work.  Organizers may make changes to proposed panels and roundtables in order to better promote such exchange.

Sub Themes:

  • Care and caregiving
  • Sexual harassment and gender equity in the workplace
  • Gender equity within households
  • Gender equity in the labor market
  • Gender equity in the capital market
  • Gender equity in historical perspective
  • Policy proposals and solutions — what works?

Sample Questions:

  • How can economics and policy better account for the multiple intersecting aspects of gender, race, and sexual identity?
  • How can we equalize care burdens (child care/elder care/care of the disabled) and increase the availability and use of paid family leave or stipends for care?
  • How can we move the needle on equal pay and better integrate occupations and industries?
  • How can we increase gender equity in household decision making (regarding time use, ownership of assets, access to education and mobility)?
  • How will demographic change, migration, and climate change affect labor supply and economic growth, possibly differentially for women and men?
  • How will technological change and globalized production affect employment opportunities in the United States and abroad for women and men?
  • How can we address violence against women and girls and reduce the economic and social costs of violence?
  • How can sexual harassment be measured, and what are effective policies to address it?
  • How does Gender Analysis in Economics help us understand investment decisions, business growth, business cycles, increasing inequality, global poverty, or the caregiving deficit?

Submissions may take the following forms — each option links to the relevant proposal forms. 

Proposal deadline has been extended to April 15.

Research Paper

Poster Session

Paper Panel



For questions about submitting conference proposals, please contact Otgo Banzragch at

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