Women in Economics

We shine a light on quality research and policymaking by speaking to the top researchers who lead the next generation of economists.

Introducing Women In Economics

Women in Economics is brought to you by UBS and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CEPR. A scientific committee oversees the selection process, ensuring that the economists we showcase are the leading researchers in their field.

Who owns your data?
 

"The way we’ve set up the ownership of data drives towards more concentration,” says entrepreneurial expert Antoinette Schoar. She believes that soon technology will allow us to flip the ownership of data. The benefit: Less power with the big tech players.
 

How can we address inequality?

Marianne Bertrand has focused on gender inequality and discrimination. Her work on documenting the discrimination in the hiring process has been replicated all over the world. “When our profession becomes more diverse, the questions that we study become more diverse, which would be a great thing,” says Bertrand.

A crash course in monetary policy

In 2008, Lucrezia Reichlin was doing research at the ECB, affording her a front row seat when the financial crisis hit. In the years since the crisis, she has focused on monetary policies and the effects they have on bank behavior. “The central bank needs to guarantee the financial stability of the system,” says Reichlin.

What can economics teach us about the world we live in?

In 2019, Women in Economics was brought to Singapore for the first time. One of the panelists, Lin Tian, is a professor of economics and an expert on international trade. Hear more from her on the future of economics and challenges for the global economy.

Lin Tian, Economics Associate Professor INSEAD

What are some of today's main economic challenges?

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Lin Tian, Economics Associate Professor INSEAD

How does protectionism hurt global value chains?

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Lin Tian, Economics Associate Professor INSEAD

Do trade barriers increase domestic production and employment?

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Lin Tian, Economics Associate Professor INSEAD

What can economics teach us about the world we live in?

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Lin Tian, Economics Associate Professor INSEAD

What's the future of economics?

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