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Women In Economics (WinE) Update
As Chair of the European Economic Association's Women in Economics (WinE) Committee, I am writing to keep you informed about developments within the Committee recently.
WinE Mentoring Retreat 2016 and Future Retreats
We are busy organising the 2016 Retreat, which will once again be open to early career female economists. The Retreat, to be held in Villa Barton in Geneva prior to the opening of EEA-ESEM 2016, will have a similar format to the past retreats and the attendees will participate in a series of innovative discussions organized as panels and as smaller groups run by senior mentors. There will also be many opportunities for the 50 or so attendees to socialise with each other and their mentors during this event. 

I take the opportunity of this email to thank the local organisers, Martina Viarengo (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Yvonne Sperlich (University of Geneva). A special thanks also goes to my scientific co-chair and representative of ES, Paola Manzini (University of St Andrews), for all her help in putting together the programme. I also want to thank Gemma Prunner-Thomas for her stellar work for the EEA and WinE in particular.

The 2017 Retreat will be held in Lisbon. Full information on this will be online on EEA website from November onwards. 

Last but not least, I want to mention The Review of Economic Studies (REStud), who in keeping with its tradition to encourage research by young economists, decided to financially support the Retreat on an annual basis. This donation has guaranteed that the Retreat can be held annually. I and the EEA are very grateful to REStud for this. 

If you wish to learn a little more about the WinE Retreat, I recommend that you take a look at the short film that can be found here (or below if supported by your browser):

WinE Public List
The EEA has been publishing the names and research areas of its female members on the WinE section of the EEA homepage since 2011. The aim of this is to support women in economics by facilitating the formation of networks and by increasing the visibility of female economists. Over the past 4 years, the EEA central office has redirected departments of economics and journalists to the list and we are very pleased with its success.

It takes a few minutes to ensure that your name is inserted in this public list. Firstly, one must be a current member of the EEA and have access to the EEA membership profile page. Once logged on to your EEA membership page, please go to "My Profile", scroll down the page and ensure that you answer "yes" to the following questions :-
1. Would you like your details to be shown in the EEA Members' Directory?
2. Would you like to receive news from Women in Economics (WinE) and other institutions engaged in women issues within economics?

The list is updated twice a year and will be updated next on June 15. We encourage all EEA female members to support this initiative and ensure that all settings on My Profile page are completed by this date. If your name is already on the list, then please remember to keep your EEA membership profile up-to-date so that any changes to your details are made publicly.

Public list as currently uploaded
Birgit Grodal Award 2016
The EEA is delighted to announce that Lucrezia Reichlin of London Business School has won the 2016 Birgit Grodal Award.

Lucrezia is a leading scholar in econometric methods and empirical macroeconomics. She has developed influential methods for applied time series analysis that extract information from many economic time series. The “large n” dynamic factor model has become a key tool for business cycle forecasting and the characterization of business cycles. Prior empirical research had studied business cycles by investigating the behavior of a handful of economic time series, such as inflation, interest rates, employment and output. The methods developed by Lucrezia allow researchers to characterize the time series variation of a much larger number of series - including, for example, series by industrial sector or by geographic region - by extracting a few factors and estimating their joint dynamics. These methods have become important tools for academic research on macroeconomic modeling, as well as for policy makers and market practitioners. Her work reflects an impressive mix of scientific rigor with real world and policy relevance. Lucrezia has also influenced economics in Europe outside of academia, particularly through her role as Director of Research at the European Central Bank.

Lucrezia will be presented with her award during the annual EEA-ESEM Congress, held between Monday August 22 and Friday August 26 in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information on Lucrezia's work, please visit here.

For more information on the Birgit Grodal Award, including past recipients, please visit here.
WinE Committee, Upcoming Projects and Other Useful Information
Now is a good time for me to welcome the new WinE Committee members - Gabrielle Demange and Guido Friebel - and thank the existing members - Graziella Bertocchi, Raffaella Giacomini, Maia Güell, Gilat Levy, Torsten Persson, Marta Reynal-Querol and Michèle Tertilt. 

One of our priority initiatives over the coming months is connected to the collection of gender data within all institutions in Europe. We are currently developing a software that will collect and track the careers of all researchers. The goal of project is to set up a data set with the double purpose of (i) monitoring efficiently the developments in European research institutions and university in terms of gender equality in academics, and thus (ii) to provide the data base needed for the evaluation of policies to increase gender equality.

Let me finish this newsletter by reminding you all that the mission of WinE 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 academics. To this end, we have recently set up a LinkedIn group. You will shortly receive an invitation to join this group. Please accept this invitation when it arrives (or check your spam if you haven't received it by June 15). 

Please remember that the success of WinE depends not only on the input of the Committee, but of all our members. Please send us suggestions on what we should be doing; feedback; information that aids women in economics, or news that celebrates women's career achievements to

It is my pleasure to serve the WinE Committee,

Emmanuelle Auriol
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