2021 HOPE Conference Examined Women in Economics

Feminist economics, the gender wage gap, and such figures as Elinor Ostrom and Barbara Bergmann were among the many topics that took center stage at the annual HOPE conference, which took place online July 6–8.

The conference, which examined numerous aspects of the experience and work of women in economics, brought together more than a dozen scholars from Europe and the United States. A copy of the agenda is now available online.

Many of the papers chronicled and documented the personal and professional experiences of women economists not only in academia but in government, NGOs, and other institutions.

The conference was organized by Evelyn Forget (University of Manitoba), John Singleton (University of Rochester), and Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge). The proceedings of the conference will appear in a special issue of History of Political Economy in 2022. Support for the conference was provided by Duke University Press.