EP#54: Women in Economics

The number of women in the field of economics in Australia is unproportionally low. How can we address this issue and encourage more women to work in the field of economics? And what are the consequences if we don’t?

In this week’s episode we are joined by Cherelle Murphy, Chief Economist at Austrade, and Dr Leonora Risse, Senior Lecturer in Economics at RMIT University and National Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Creating a career in economics.
  • Improving gender equality in economics in the public sector.
  • Applying the ‘gender lens’ on economic analysis and policy design.
  • The future of women in economics.