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.
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Complete 2021 Agenda (pdf)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
View Main Session Recording: Featuring a keynote by Abigail Wozniak, Director, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute and Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Also includes a panel discussion with Brigitte Madrian, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business; Nancy Rose, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Moderated by Mary Suiter, Assistant Vice President, St. Louis Fed.
- View Making a Difference Using Health Care Economics: Susan Feigenbaum, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Donna Gilleskie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lesli Ott, Senior Health Economics Consultant.
- View Making a Difference by Contributing to Economic Policy: Jane Ihrig, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Beth Johnston, Minnesota Department of Revenue; Louise Sheiner, Brookings Institution.
- View Making a Difference Using Behavioral Economics: Vicki Bogan, Cornell University; Tatiana Homonoff, New York University; Brigitte Madrian, Brigham Young University.
- View Making a Difference Using Environmental Economics: Sarah Johnston, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Anna Klis, Northern Illinois University; Lea-Rachel Kosnik, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
- View Making a Difference by Starting a Women in Economics Club at Your University: Joy Buchanan, Samford University; Natallia Gray, Iowa State University; Daria Sevastianova, University of Southern Indiana; Kristine Lamm West, St. Catherine University.
- View What Can I Do with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Economics: Katy Kickham, St. Louis Fed; Bekah Selby, Emporia State University; Anne Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
View Main Session Recording: Keynote by Lisa D. Cook, Director, AEA Summer Program, and Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University. Also includes a panel with Abigail Wozniak, Director, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute and Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; and Marie T. Mora, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Moderated by Gail Heyne Hafer, Professor of Economics, St. Louis Community College-Meramec.
- View A Day in the Life of a Federal Reserve Economist: Alyssa Anderson, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Alessandra Fogli, Minneapolis Fed; Oksana Leukhina, St. Louis Fed.
- View A Day in the Life of a Federal Reserve Research Associate (RA): St. Louis Fed staff: Julie Bennett, RA; Praew Grittayaphong, RA; Maggie Isaacson, RA.
- View The Grad School Decision-making and Application Process: Lesli Ott, Senior Health Economics Consultant; Mary Clare Peate, Marginal Revolution University; Evelyn Skoy, University of Colorado Boulder.
- View Working in Banking, Finance, and Forecasting: Rebecca Glasgow, U.S. Bancorp; Kathleen Navin, IHS Markit; Kate Warne, Edward Jones (retired).
- View Working at the Federal Reserve (Bank Supervision, communications, FRED, etc.): St. Louis Fed staff: Maria Arias, FRED data engineer; Kristie Engemann, economic content coordinator; Yvetta Fortova, FRED team manager; Stephanie Maggio, senior bank examiner; Jennifer Wethington, Talent Acquisition manager.
- View Working in Academia: Research and Teaching: Amanda Jennings, University of Michigan; Susan Pozo, Western Michigan University; Anne Winkler, University of Missouri—St. Louis.