Women in Economics: Symposium and Podcast Series

Women in Economics Symposium

The 2021 symposium was held virtually on Feb. 17 and 18. Watch videos from the 2021 event.

At the 2021 Women in Economics Symposium, attendees learned how economists can help save the environment; reduce income inequality; improve healthcare outcomes; help people make better decisions; and reduce the severity of economic recessions.

Complete 2021 Agenda (pdf)

They heard from:

Lisa D. Cook, Director, AEA Summer Program, Professor of Economics and International Relations Michigan State University

Brigitte Madrian, Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business

Marie T. Mora, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Economics University of Missouri – St. Louis

Nancy Rose, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abigail Wozniak, Director, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Senior Research Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Women in Economics Highlights

The Age of Womenomics
A conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen.

Inspiring Young Women to Pursue Economics
Speakers at the St. Louis Fed’s 2021 symposium share how economics can make a difference.

History of the Women in Economics Symposium

This annual symposium began in 2018 at the St. Louis Fed, along with the Women in Economics Podcast Series. This initiative is designed to connect young women with accomplished women in the economics profession who share the story of their career journey—helping inspire women who wonder if economics is a profession they should (and actually could) pursue.

The St. Louis Fed continues to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue economics.

Women in Economics Podcast Series

This series highlights the studies and careers of prominent economists in this global profession. Listen to Women in Economics online or stream and subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Education Level: College 9-12 Non-educators 6-8
Subjects: Economics STEM
Resource Types: Video Annual Conference
Languages: English