2018 Pathways to Gender Equality Conference: Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges

Time: 11/2/18, 12:00am - 11/3/18, 12:00am

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The 2018 Pathways to Gender Equality Conference will be held on November 2-3, in Washington, DC. The conference brings together scholars, policy experts, advocates, and lawmakers who recognize the centrality of gender analysis in solving major economic challenges that confront us today.

The conference is hosted by the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE)of the Department of Economics at American University and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), funded with the generous support of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The conference aims to offer scholars, policy analysts, advocates and lawmakers with opportunities to exchange and collaborate through panels, roundtable sessions and poster exhibitions that

  • demonstrate the centrality of gender analysis to key contemporary problems in macroeconomics, household, labor, and development economics
  • contribute to the tools of gender analysis by deploying innovative theoretical frameworks, econometric methods, survey methods, and other data collection
  • deepen our understanding of the policy implications of this research


For any questions or inquiries about the conference, or for opportunities to volunteer at the conference, please contact Shirin Arslan.



The Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) of American University’s Department of Economics was launched in 2008, as the first program in the United States to offer formal graduate training that emphasizes both theoretical and empirical economics that is integrated with gender perspective. The work of the PGAE is based on the premise that the advancement of women’s rights, gender, equality, and women’s empowerment requires informed social and economic policy analysis. Learn more on the PGAE webpage


The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. OSF seeks to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities. Learn more on the OSF webpage.




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Arnold, Glen Wayne
Administrative Coordinator

Kreeger, Room 104 

Economics4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW WashingtonDC 20016-8029

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