Women in Economics

The EEA Standing Committee on Women in Economics, known as WinE, was established on the request of EEA President - Elect, Brigit Grodal, in 2003.


WinE’s objective is to support women in the economics profession by facilitating the formation of networks, by circulating information on, or relevant to, female economists, and by providing a forum for discussion of issues relevant to women in economics.

Its initiatives include an annual Mentoring and Networking Retreat, the creation of a website that monitors the status of women in the economics profession and a WinE Bibliography.

Moreover, the WinE Committee had a very important role in the instigation of the Birgit Grodal Award.

Research Highlight

Female economists are invited to write short non-technical summaries of some of their recent work.

The latest Research Highlight is New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940—2018Anna Salomons (Utrecht University). Read it here.

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WinE Mentoring and Networking Retreat

The WinE Retreat - run annually since 2013 - is open to young female and non-binary economists with positions (post-doctoral fellows, lecturers, researchers) at academic and research institutions, who obtained their PhDs less than five years prior to the retreat. 

The Retreat is organised by the WinE Committee. A scientific co-Chair is nominated by the Econometric Society.

Thanks to the main sponsor - The Review of Economic Studies, and to the European Central Bank, for the financial support received, enabling EEA to run the Retreat. .

Research on Women in Economics

WinE has created its WinE Bibliography, listing academic journal articles and books that are related to women in academics and the economics profession.

Library shelves

Women in European Economics

A Real-Time monitoring tool

In 2018, WinE tried to address the concern about how they could evaluate the status of women in economics without proper data. The results of such discussions lead to the development of a website presenting the results from a web-based tracking tool about the proportion of women working in economic research institutions in the 300 most highly-ranked economics departments in Europe.

The data collection has been taken further, with financial support from EEA, by WinE Committee member, Guido Friebel, and Sascha Wilhelm, both at Goethe University, Frankfurt.

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Chart to show simulation of JEEA members.