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Women in Economics - Perspectives and New Initiatives from Five Professional Associations

AAEA members present at 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting

In an AAEA session taking place at the Allied Social Science Association’s Annual Meeting entitiled “Women in Economics – Perspectives and New Initiatives from Five Professional Assications” a panel of economic female professionals from the committees for women or under-represented minorities for five professional associations (AEA, AFA, AAEFA, AREUEA, EEA).  Panel members will discuss the situation for women in economics from the perspective of their associations, and talk about initiatives and interventions that appear to be successful in promoting diversity and inclusion.

A panelist in the session, Simanti Banerjee from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says, “Economics has a gender and diversity problem.  This session will discuss the issue and brainstorm strategies which can be adopted to address it across the five associations.”


  • Karen Pence, Federal Reserve Board
  • Renee Adams, University of Oxford
  • Simanti Banerjee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Vicki Bogan, Cornell University
  • Judith Chevalier, Yale University
  • Guido Friebel, Goethe University

This session is hosted by AAEA, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the American Finance Association, and it will take place on Saturday, January 4, 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. To attend this session please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office for your complimentary Media Registration.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

Contact: Allison Scheetz
Senior Communications Manager
(414) 918-3190