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Women in Economics: Welcome!

A Guide for Undergraduates to learn about women in economics and feminist economics.

Renowned Economist Rebecca M. Blank named next president of Northwestern


 In this guide, you can find information about them, information about women in the economics profession, and information to support you in thinking about economics as a major or for graduate school. There are different initiatives to increase the number of women in economics. For an example,  visit Women in Economics Initiative (CEPR).

Women in Economics Podcast Series (St. Louis Federal Reserve)

A sample podcast - Professor Cook, Michigan State University

“People had a hard time taking me seriously, because I'm sure they didn't know any African-Americans who were economists,” says Lisa Cook, associate professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. Cook also discusses how she overcame biases she faced as a woman and as an African-American, and her research showing GDP could be higher if more women and African-Americans were involved at the beginning of the innovative process.

Nobel Lecture 2019 - Esther Duflo

Nobel Prize Winners give lectures about their ground-breaking work. In this video, 2019 Prize Winner Professor Esther Duflo (MIT) talks about her work (with her husband Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) and Michael Kremer (Harvard) on their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

Who is Writing? Women Economists Ranked by IDEAS