CSWEP: Annual Meeting

CSWEP at the AEA Meetings

We invite you to join us for CSWEP-sponsored events held at the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

CSWEP Paper Sessions

  • Gender Sessions (click here for full schedule with paper titles and abstracts)

Long Hours Jobs and Specialization in Marriage (J2, D1)
January 5, 2016, 1:00-3:00PM – Hilton Union Square, Franciscan C

Motherhood and the Labor Market (J1)
January 5, 2016, 8:00-10:00AM – Hilton Union Square, Franciscan C

Education and Gender (J1, I2)
January 4, 2016, 10:15AM-12:15PM – Hilton Union Square, Continental, Parlor 3

  • Public Economics Sessions (click here for a full schedule with paper titles and abstracts)

Health Behavior and Outcomes (H8, I1)
January 4, 2016, 8:00-10:00AM – Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 8

Education (H8, I2)
January 4, 2016, 2:30-4:30PM – Hilton Union Square, Continental, Parlor 1

Public Finance (H3)
January 3, 2016, 2:30-4:30PM – Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 8

  • Co-sponsored with the History of Economics Society

200 Years of Women Economists (B1, B2)
January 3, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 23
Presiding: Margaret Levenstein (University of Michigan)

Jane Marcet and the Scholarship of Popularization
Evelyn Forget (University of Manitoba)

Women in the American Economics Association: The First Sixty Years (1885-1945)
Ann Mari May (University of Nebraska)
Robert Dimand (Brock University)

Female Award Winners in Economics
Kirsten Madden (Millersville University)

Women Economists in the Academy: Struggles and Strategy, 1890-1940
Mary Ann Dzuback (Washington University-St. Louis)


Claire Hammond (Wake Forest University)
Jane Humphries (All Souls College-Oxford)
Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Margaret Levenstein (University of Michigan)

CSWEP Junior Mentoring Breakfasts

CSWEP is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Faculty to be held at the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco. At these informal meet and greet events, senior economists (predominately senior women) will be on hand to provide mentoring and networking opportunities.  Junior economists are invited to drop in with questions on topics such as publishing, research, teaching, grant writing, networking, job search, career paths, work-life balance and the tenure process. Rotation of mentees throughout the event is encouraged so that they may have the opportunity to connect with the greatest number of mentors.  This mentoring experience is intended for junior economists who have completed their PhD in the past 6 years or graduate students who are on the job marketThe event is open to both males and females.  A light continental breakfast will be provided.

CSWEP will host two sessions.  To register, click the registration button for the session you would like to attend and follow the Eventbrite.com registration prompts.

Sunday, January 3, 2015 – 8:00AM-10:00AM in the Hilton Union Square, Franciscan A&B
Eventbrite - CSWEP 2016 Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists

Tuesday, January 5, 2015 – 8:00AM-10:00AM in the Hilton Union Square, Franciscan A&B
Eventbrite - CSWEP 2016 Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists

Senior economists who are interested in serving as mentors are asked to send an email to cswep@econ.duke.edu indicating the date(s) they are able to attend.

CSWEP Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists

In response to the interest expressed by many mid-career economists, CSWEP will again host a peer mentoring breakfast for mid-career economists at the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco.  CSWEP will host a single-two hour session, from 8:00-10:00AM on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the Hilton Union Square, Franciscan A&B.

This mentoring experience is intended for female economists who are tenured academics at either associate or full rank or non-academics who are 10+ years post-PhD. The event is not open to graduate students or junior faculty, who will find CSWEP’s Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists on Sunday, January 3, and Tuesday, January 5, a better match.

Breakfast tables will be organized around common interests with each table moderated by two senior facilitators.  The event will open with brief talks from three senior mentors on topics selected from participants’ interests.  Then each table will come together to network and have its own Q&A session.  The event will conclude with participants engaging in a full group Q&A session.

The schedule will be as follows:
8:00AM-8:10AM: Welcome/Breakfast
8:10AM-8:30AM: Mentor Talks—3 senior mentors will speak for 3-5 minutes on a topic determined by participant interest at registration
8:30AM-8:50AM: Speed Presentations—each person at the table will be given 2 minutes to discuss their research and where they are in their career
8:50AM-9:30AM: Speed Questions—each participant will be given 5 minutes to ask those at their table question(s) and receive feedback from group
9:30AM-9:50AM: Open Q&A
9:50AM-10:00AM: Conclude/Event Survey

To register, please visit the Eventbrite page and follow the Eventbrite.com registration prompts.

Panel Discussion: Who’s Doing the Talking: Women Economists and the Media

In an open letter earlier this fall, Ralph Nader called on Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Fed, to “sit down with [her] Nobel Prize winning husband,” to learn about the intricacies of monetary policy. This is only one of several sagas that have played out this fall for famous female economists. In recent coverage of their fascinating work on rising mortality among middle-aged white men, Princeton Economics Professor and Econometric Society Fellow Anne Case was repeatedly reduced to junior co-author – and sometimes simply “wife” – of Angus Deaton. Likewise, in the original version of Adam Davidson’s September New York Times Magazine piece on rising college costs, Claudia Goldin, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and recent President of the American Economic Association, was mentioned almost parenthetically in relation to pioneering work with her partner Lawrence Katz.

In a recent article for the New York Times, Justin Wolfers hypothesized that the female halves of these economics power couples have gotten short shrift because of subconscious biases on the part of those who hold the pen. But journalist Dan Diamond, at Forbes, subsequently foisted the blame back on the women, writing, “. . . the problem isn’t just how we talk about economists. It’s who’s doing the talking in the first place.”

We want to start changing the conversation.

Join us at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco on Monday, January 4, 2:30-4:00PM in Franciscan A&B for a panel discussion, Who’s Doing the Talking: Women Economists and the Media. Panelists include economists Claudia Goldin of Harvard; Susan Dynarski and Justin Wolfers, both of the University of Michigan; and media representatives Catherine Rampell, national syndicated opinion columnist for the Washington Post, and Dan Diamond, contributor to Forbes, Vox and other outlets. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of Northwestern University and the Brookings Institution will moderate. Stay after for refreshments and further informal conversation.

Reserve a seat through Eventbrite.com.

CSWEP Annual Business Meeting

This event is open to all economists. It is a time for us to recognize the recipient of the 2015 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, to present the Annual Report on Women in the Economics Profession and to hear your input on CSWEP’s activities. Join us on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:30PM in the Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlors 7 & 8.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To reserve your seat, visit the Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - CSWEP 2016 Business Meeting & Luncheon

CSWEP Hospitality Suite

Stop by Franciscan A & B in the Hilton Union Square for a glass of water or simply a moment of respite. Our Hospitality Suite is open to all on

Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 10:00AM-5:00PM
Monday, January 4, 2016 from 10:00AM-2:30PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Room for Nursing Mothers

CSWEP is pleased to announce that the American Economic Association will be hosting a room for nursing mothers attending the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco.  The room contains a private restroom and a small refrigerator.  It will be set up with four "pods" near outlets and disinfectant wipes will be provided at each pod.

The room is located in Tower 2 of the Hilton Union Square and information on the name of the room and its specific location will be provided as part of your registration confirmation.  The room will also be signed during the event with a sign that reads "Women's Nursing Room."

The room will be open as follows:

Saturday, January 2, 2016 -- 12:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday, January 3, 2016 -- 7:00AM-7:00PM
Monday, January 4, 2016 -- 7:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 -- 7:00AM-4:00PM
At this time, we ask that all interested women register through Eventbrite.com to indicate their interest and the date(s) they anticipate utlizing the space. CSWEP will monitor and be responsive to expressed demand and will contact participants via email should we need to assign specific time slots.

Eventbrite - AEA/CSWEP Nursing Mothers' Room