2022 Women in Economics Symposium Video Archive
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for everyone, but its effects have fallen disproportionately on women. Since early in the pandemic, women have borne the brunt of job loss and shouldered more of the caregiving burden. For students and professors, the pandemic has increased hardship inside and outside the classroom. All these factors have made it more difficult for women to earn a college degree. At the same time, the need for diverse perspectives is increasing as economists research important pandemic-related issues (labor shortages, inflation and economic inequality, to name a few).
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
View Main Session Recording: “Women, Work and Families: Recovering from the Pandemic-Induced Recession” by Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, University of Michigan.
View the the panel discussion that included Betsey Stevenson; Kristen Broady, policy director, The Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution; and Stacey Vanek Smith, host, The Indicator from Planet Money. Moderated by Mary Suiter, assistant vice president, St. Louis Fed.
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
View Main Session Recording: “Diversifying Economics: Moving Beyond the ‘D’ in DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging)” by Tisha Emerson, professor of economics, Baylor University.
View the panel discussion that included Tisha Emerson; Marie T. Mora, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis; and Stacey Vanek Smith, host, The Indicator from Planet Money. Moderated by Gail Heyne Hafer, professor of economics, St. Louis Community College-Meramec.