CSWEP: Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

CSWEP (the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession) is a standing committee of the American Economic Association charged with serving professional women economists in academia, government agencies and elsewhere by promoting their careers and monitoring their progress. CSWEP activities endeavor to raise the awareness among men and women of the challenges that are unique to women’s careers and can be addressed with a wide variety of actions, from inclusive searches to formal and informal mentoring activities. CSWEP freely disseminates information on how the profession works as well as advice to junior economists. We intend this information to be of value to all economists, male or female, minority or not. New to CSWEP?  Click here for a quick guide to CSWEP activities.


The CSWEP News, Issue I 2015, is now available for download.

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"I read the CSWEP news from cover to cover.  It is the only journal/newsletter that I read in its entirety," -- Claudia Goldin, AEA President.

"The Winter 2013 Newsletter, particularly the Navigating the Tenure Process articles, is great and will be assigned reading for our junior faculty." -- John Solow, Professor and DEO, Department of Economics, University of Iowa.


Emi Nakamura, recipient of the Bennett Research PrizeEmi Nakamura, Associate Professor of Business and Economics at Columbia University, is the recipient of the 2014 Elaine Bennett Research Prize. Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D. Professor Nakamura is recognized for her significant contributions to macroeconomics and related fields. Her research, which combines a powerful command of theory with detailed analyses of micro-level data has made important contributions to the study of price rigidity, measures of disaster risks and of long-run risks, exchange rate pass-through, fiscal multipliers, and monetary non-neutrality. Click here for the full announcement. Click here to view Nakamura’s acceptance talk, Positive Macroeconomics, delivered at the CSWEP Business Meeting, held during the 2015 AEA Meeting in Boston.

Hilary Hoynes, recipient of the 2014 Carolyn Shaw Bell AwardHilary W. Hoynes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities in the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, is the recipient of the 2014 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. Professor Hoynes works at the intersection of public and labor economics and is best known for her work on poverty. Distinguished by a focus on critical policy-related issues and methodological rigor, her research has advanced our understanding of the impact of government tax and transfer programs on low income families, the poor more generally and on female-headed families in particular.  Professor Hoynes is well known as a tireless and effective teacher and mentor. Economists from every walk of the profession, male and female, current and former students, colleagues and coauthors describe her as an “equal opportunity mentor” whose deep engagement in daily academic work modeled the professional behaviors that spurred their own professional growth and success. Click here for the full announcement. Click here to view Hoynes’ acceptance speech, delivered at the CSWEP Business Meeting, held during the 2015 AEA Meeting in Boston.


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