We held the inaugural Gender Economics Conference in Australia in June 2014.
The conference discussed the short and long term effects of policy on gender, gender bias in economic modelling and gender in policy and decision making processes. There were specific streams to address the economic impact of issues such as violence against women/men, media (consumerism and marketing), and Diversity Economics (organisationally).
There was a mix of academic and applied research along several lines of interest, to meet the following objectives:
- To raise awareness of the emerging field of Gender Economics by linking current gender issues with academic and case study (field) research;
- To challenge current economic theory, broadening the conversation to encompasses sociological complexities currently at play in society – i.e.: to deconstruct economic policy, reconstructing it in a manner that allows us to develop rational and objective tracks for further research;
- To highlight concrete ways that diversity (Diversity Economics) can be a positive impact on economics, and to commence discussions on proactive solutions for measuring this impact;
- To ensure that the discussion is gender neutral and provides open discourses for inclusion of all gender to further proactive and positive conversations about Gender Economics in the wider community.
For more information about the conference, click here.
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