CSWEP: Calls and Announcements

Call for Applications

Successfully Navigating Your PhD: A Mentoring Workshop for 3rd & 4th Year Women & Non-Binary PhD Students in Health Economics & Health Policy

Friday, September 17, 2021 (on Zoom)
Organizers: Marika Cabral and Maya Rossin-Slater
With Support from AEA-CSWEP and ASHEcon

APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 15, 2021

Purpose
In most economics and economics-adjacent PhD programs, students will have completed their coursework and chosen their fields by the completion of their second year. Then, students face the daunting and exciting task of conducting their own independent research, sometimes for the first time in their lives. Students can feel overwhelmed and lost at this juncture in their studies and may not always have access to support and resources that can help them navigate graduate school successfully and make the most out of their PhD experience.

Women and non-binary students, who are substantially under-represented in the profession and face a variety of systemic barriers (Goldin, 2013; Bayer & Rouse, 2016; Hengel, 2017; Mengel et al., 2017; Sarsons, 2017; Wu, 2017; Bayer & Wilcox, 2019; Lundberg & Stearns, 2019; Lundberg, 2020; Doleac, Hengel & Pancotti, 2021; Dupas et al., 2021), may be at a particular disadvantage, and may lack women/non-binary peers, role models, or mentors in their own departments and networks. They may therefore miss out on valuable “hidden curriculum” information and feel unsupported.

In health economics and health policy fields, a successful research career is often dependent on access to restricted administrative data sets (e.g., insurance claims data), ability to raise grant funding, interdisciplinary collaborations, and ability to publish in interdisciplinary outlets. Thus, the challenges faced by under-represented groups in the profession are compounded because these benefits and skills tend to be disseminated through networks and the “hidden curriculum”. The goal of this workshop is to begin to lower these barriers.

For more details and how to apply, click here.


2021 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Meeting

DCSWEP Call for Abstracts
November 11 - 13, 2021
JW Marriott Austin | Austin, Texas

Deadline: UPDATED to May 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST.

The Washington, DC Chapter of CSWEP (DCSWEP) invites abstract submissions for paper presentations at two CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2021 APPAM Meeting to be held in Austin, TX, November 11-13. This year’s conference theme is The Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management.

We are planning two sessions, with the following themes

Economic Recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic, including potential topics such as:

  • The economic impacts of the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package on the recovery including its effect (or likely effect) on aggregate economic measures such as inflation, whether the package was too much or too little, and its effect on the income and wealth distribution.
  • The prospect of a K-shaped recovery and how outcomes have varied at the household/demographic/geographic levels, including the timing of the pandemic itself (in terms of vaccine rollout, caseload declines, and school reopenings).
  • How the social safety net failed during the pandemic, and how to identify the households that experienced poor financial outcomes despite the historic level of fiscal stimulus.

 President Biden's Day One executive order on advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities including topics such as:

  • The executive order’s objective of ensuring that government programs serve all who are eligible and that government contracting and procurement opportunities are available on an equal basis.
  • Research that informs the Equitable Data Working Group, for instance by identifying data gaps, suggesting novel sources of data or explores how data by race and gender could be more helpful to achieving gender equity than just data by gender alone.

Please email abstracts (1–2 pages, including names of all authors, as well as their affiliations, addresses, email addresses, and paper titles) to Stephanie Holzbauer (sholzbauer@brookings.edu) by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 14, 2021. Please also denote which author will present the paper if accepted. In addition to individual paper submissions, complete session proposals may be submitted, but the papers in the session proposal will be considered individually.

DCSWEP's goal in organizing these sessions is to create an opportunity for junior women to present papers at the meetings; and to provide an opportunity to meet with and receive feedback from leading economists in their field. For this reason, we will prioritize submissions where the presenting author is a junior woman. The term junior woman usually refers to anyone identifying as a woman or nonbinary who is untenured, or who has received a PhD less than seven years ago; but could also refer to a woman who has not yet presented papers widely. There are no restrictions on the gender or seniority of coauthors.

Duplication of paper presentations at multiple APPAM sessions is not permitted, therefore authors will be expected to notify DCSWEP immediately and withdraw their abstract if their paper is accepted for a non-DCSWEP session at the 2021 APPAM Meeting. Similarly, authors whose paper is accepted to a 2021 DCSWEP session will be expected to withdraw it from consideration by any other organization at the same meetings.


Southern Economics Association 91st Annual Conference

Call for Applications:
Successfully Navigating Your Economics PhD: A Mentoring Workshop for 3rd and 4th Year Women/Non-Binary Economics PhD Students

Friday, Noevemeber 19, 2021
Houston, TX
11 am - 5 pm CT, followed by an optional networking reception
Organized by Jennifer Doleac, Catherine Maclean, Javaeria Qureshi, and Danila Serra

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (SEA) will take place from Saturday, November 20 through Monday, November 22 in Houston, TX. The mentoring workshop will take place the day before the main SEA meeting (Friday, November 19) and will be held in-person.

Purpose:
In most economics PhD programs, students will have completed their coursework and chosen their fields by the completion of their second year. Then, students face the daunting and exciting task of conducting their own independent research, sometimes for the first time in their lives. Students can feel overwhelmed and lost at this juncture in their studies, and may not always have access to support and resources that can help them navigate graduate school successfully and make the most out of their PhD experience.

Women and non-binary students, who are substantially under-represented in economics education and the profession and face a variety of systemic barriers (Goldin, 2013; Bayer & Rouse, 2016; Hengel, 2017; Mengel et al., 2017; Sarsons, 2017; Lundberg and Stearns, 2018; Wu, 2018), may be at a particular disadvantage, and may lack women/non-binary peers, role models, or mentors in their own departments and networks. The goal of this workshop is to begin to address this need.

For more details and how to apply, click here.


DCSWEP

Our DC-area CSWEP group, DCSWEP, is planning monthly virtual social hours. The gatherings are intended for all DC-area economists as well as professional economists from any location who are working outside of academia. If you are interested in receiving invitations to these events, please drop a note to info@cswep.org


CSWEP Call for Liaisons

CSWEP needs you! Help us collect data for the CSWEP Survey and share news of CSWEP opportunities with your professional networks. To serve as a liaison for your department, group or agency, email us today. Click here to view the list of distinguished economists serving in the CSWEP Liaison Network.


Please read the CSWEP Policy Regarding Sessions at the American Economic Association and Regional Association Meeting.