This May, BGSE Master’s students Analía García ’19 (ITFD) and Lorena Franco ’19 (Economics) organized the Women in Economics two-day seminar, which meant to highlight female PhD students and faculty members’ research.
Three students and four Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors presented their work, which varied from family economics to political economics and experimental economics. More information of the speakers and their topics below.
These efforts, nonetheless, started over two months ago when both students, who are from Latin America and the Caribbean, organized an open forum on International Women’s Day. Having prior work experience and noting the clear lack of female representation in economics and academia, they wanted to expand the conversations on the topic and discuss what we could do to potentially “make it better” within their parameters. The Women in Economics seminar was born from the conversations during the first and second open forums, and thanks to the ideas of Marta Morazzoni and Claudia Meza, both PhD students at GPEFM (UPF and Barcelona GSE).
Putting this together was a challenge given this had not been done at BGSE before, but the organizers hope this was insightful for all those who attended.
More female and racial diversity in economics and academia, please!
The speakers and the titles of the work were the following (listed alphabetically):
- Marta Morazzoni “Family Dynamics in Macroeconomics: when the representative household does not represent us anymore”
- Marta Santamaría “The Gains from Reshaping Infrastructure: Evidence from the Division of Germany”
- Alina Velias “When to Tie Odysseus to the Mast: Costly Commitment Under Biased Expactations”
- Enriqueta Aragonés “Stability of a Multi-level Government: A Catalonia in Spain”
- Rosa Ferrer “Consumers’ Costly Responses to Product-Harm Crises” and “Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers”
- Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell “Relative Deprivation in Tanzania”
- Rosemarie Nagel “Regularities in the Lab, Brain, and Field: A Cognitive Reasoning Model”