Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

CSWEP is a standing committee of the American Economic Association charged with promoting the careers and monitoring the progress of women economists in academia, government agencies and elsewhere. Learn more about CSWEP.

CSWEP Chair and Board

The CSWEP Chair is Anusha Chari, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  View the full list of current CSWEP Board Members.

Upcoming News, Events, and Deadlines

  • CSWEP invites abstract submissions for paper presentations at seven CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2025 AEA/ASSA Meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2025. Three sessions will focus on Gender in the Economics Profession, Gender in the Economy, and Gender in Developing Countries; two sessions on Demography (J1, J3, J6, J7) with a focus on gender and race disparities and social policy; and two sessions on Fiscal Policy and Public Finance (H2, H3, H5, H6) with a focus on the post-pandemic landscape. For more details, click here. Deadline is March 15, 2024.
  • 2023 CSWEP News Issue IV: What the AEA is Doing About Sexual Harassment – Guest Editor, Donna Ginther
  • CSWEP is happy to announce two special events for CSWEP members in attendance at the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) held February 29-March 3, 2024, in Boston, MA.
    • First, we are delighted that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will host a reception for CSWEP members on Thursday, February 29, from 5-7 pm EST, featuring a welcome by President Susan Collins. The Boston Fed is located at 600 Atlantic Avenue in Boston, a 10-minute drive or a twenty-five-minute subway (T) ride from the EEA conference site. All CSWEP members in the Boston area are welcome to attend. You are not required to be registered for the EEA conference, but RSVP is required to attend this event and sign-ups are limited. For more information about this event and attendee requirements, go to Eventbrite.
    • Second, CSWEP will host a networking breakfast on Saturday, March 2 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Commonwealth Room from 7-9 AM. The exact time and room location are forthcoming. EEA conference attendees can sign up for this breakfast using EventbriteRSVP is required for attending this event and sign-ups are limited.
      Be sure to view the conference schedule and the sessions CSWEP organized, by visiting the website.
  • The Midwestern Economic Association (MEA) will hold its annual conference in Chicago during March 22-24, 2024.
    • CSWEP will host two panels discussing advice for job seekers and career challenges and opportunities organized by our Midwest Representative, Didem Tuzemen of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. To view the schedule, visit the website.
    • CSWEP will host a networking luncheon on Friday, March 22, at 12:00 pm CST at the Hyatt Centric Chicago. MEA conference attendees can sign up for this luncheon using Eventbrite.

Award Winners

Kaye Husbands Fealing, 2023 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award Recipient

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor of Public Policy, is the 2023 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award recipient. Her exemplary career demonstrates her versatility as an economist, academic leader, and champion of diversity in STEM fields.

Dr. Husbands Fealing earned her BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research has encompassed the study of the science of science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields and the STEM workforce. A collaborative scholar, her study on gender pay gaps in U.S. Federal science agencies exemplifies her dedication to addressing disparities in the workforce. She has served on the faculties of Williams College and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she garnered numerous accolades, including Teacher of the Year awards. She also served as the Economics Program Director at the National Science Foundation, where she spearheaded the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group. Dr. Husbands Fealing is an Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has served on the board of CSWEP and as president of the National Economics Association. In addition to these structural roles, Dr. Husbands Fealing has personally mentored numerous economists. The letters received in support of this award contain many examples of Dr. Husbands Fealing's generosity with her time and wise advice.

Dr. Husbands Fealing's multifaceted career is one of dedication and excellence, showcasing her unwavering commitment to advancing the fields of economics and science while advocating for greater inclusivity. Her journey, marked by significant milestones, inspires those who strive to make a meaningful impact in academia and public service.

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Maya Rossin-Slater, 2023 Elaine Bennett Research Prize RecipientMaya Rossin-Slater, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, is the recipient of the 2023 Elaine Bennett Research Prize. Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize is awarded annually to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than ten years beyond her Ph.D. (adjusted for family responsibilities).

Her research centers on understanding the causal impacts of public policies and other factors on the well-being of families with children, focusing on identifying what works to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged populations and reduce socioeconomic inequality and health disparities. Her work has analyzed the effects of US social safety net programs—including Food Stamps, WIC, and Medicaid—on various measures of early-life and long-term health and economic success, underscoring how these programs can be regarded as investments into the next generation. She has also studied the role of environmental factors, such as air pollution and extreme temperature, in shaping individuals’ later labor market outcomes, highlighting how environmental policy and climate change can influence human capital. Her research on paid family leave has provided evidence of the benefits of this policy for workers and their families and shown that these benefits appear to accrue without significant burden to employers. Her work on school shootings has shown the lasting adverse impacts of these events on the mental health, educational, and later economic outcomes of surviving students, emphasizing the persistent cost that gun violence imposes on the hundreds of thousands of American children who have experienced it at their schools. Professor Rossin-Slater is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award and is the Principal Investigator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2013 and her BA in Economics and Statistics from UC Berkeley in 2008.

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