Women in the Economy: Call for Papers

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March 12, 2021


March 13, 2021
Women in the Economy: Call for Papers

Organised BY

with the support of



 Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, 12-13 March 2021

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Delhi Centre – with the support of the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) – is organising a workshop on 12-13 March 2021. This is the third in the series of annual workshops hosted by the ISI (information on the 2020 and 2019 workshops can be accessed here and here, respectively). In view of the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 workshop is planned to be held on an online platform, details of which would be made available closer to the date.

The overall objective of the upcoming workshop is to contribute towards capacity-building among young women economists based in India. It is intended for advanced women Ph.D. students, Ph.D. graduates in the past 5-8 years, including current Post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty. The themes include but are not limited to women’s issues (for example, women’s unpaid work in the household, women in manufacturing, how Covid-19 is changing women’s economic participation, and so on). Applied papers on other themes pertaining to economic growth and development will also be considered – such as health, education, environment, infrastructure, agriculture, and political economy.

The selected papers will be presented in thematic sessions of the workshop, with up to one hour allocated to each paper, including discussant comments and Q&A. There will be breakout sessions, providing further opportunities for detailed feedback on the research, as well as professional networking. Up to two best papers, adjudged by a workshop committee, will receive awards.

Completed papers may be submitted to nalini.gulati@isid.ac.in, by Friday, 15 January 2021.