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Women in Economics Podcast

Women in Economics Podcast

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The Women in Economics Initiative Podcast is a podcast series speaking about everything covering the realms of gender, economics, and intersectionality.
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Lifting Up, Episode 3: Alessandra Allocca and Insights into her Career and Research

Women in Economics Podcast

Lifting Up, Episode 3: Alessandra Allocca and Insights into her Career and Research
In this episode, we are joined by Alessandra Alloca, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. In the first half of the episode, we will discuss her career path: from her student days in Naples (Italy) to her Assistant Professor position in Munich. Alessandra shares her story and gives valuable tips on how to make the most of your PhD studies. In the second part of the episode, we discuss her research, especially the following two projects: “No Man is an Island: An Empirical Study on Team Formation and Performance” and “Gender Role Models and Internet Standards Development”. Alessandra's recommendations: Mentoring program of the Women in Economics Initiative Mentoring program of the American Economic Association Mentoring program of the European Economic Association
July 01, 2022
Book Club, Episode 1: "Hedged Out" by Megan Tobias Neely
In this episode, I have hosted Megan Tobias Neely, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School, and the author of the book “Hedged Out”. In the first part of the episode, we discussed her career path from the financial sector to academia. Afterward, we talked about her book, the process of writing it, main findings and concluded with a list of book recommendations tackling inequality. Megan's book recommendations: Accidental Feminism by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen The People′s Hotel by Katherine Sobering The Opportunity Trap by Pallavi Banerjee Making Motherhood Work by Caitlyn Collins
June 13, 2022
Lifting Up, Episode 2: Sandra Kretschmer and Ella Needler on WiE Index 2022 and Policies for Gender Parity Improvement
In this episode, I have hosted Sandra Kretschmer, research team coordinator at WiE, and Ella Needler, content team coordinator at WiE. We have briefly summarized the results of the WiE Index 2022 and discussed three potential policies that could improve the presence of female economists in academia, public and private sectors.
June 02, 2022
Lifting Up, Episode 1: Majune Socrates and Insights into his novel Kenyan database
Welcome to the first episode of the revival of the Lifting Up: the Women in Economics Initiative podcast in which we cover the latest research in gender economics and inspiring career paths of female and non-binary economists. In this episode, we have hosted Majune Socrates, a Kenyan economist to give us an insight into his database “Economics scholarship in Kenya since 1960: Dynamics and Insights” on tracking the work of Kenyan economists. We have discussed how the database came about, what are the first results, and plans for the future. Socrates’ website: Female economists role models that he mentioned during the episode: Ana Margarida Fernandes: Martha Denisse Pierola:
April 29, 2022
Introduction to Lifting Up: the Women in Economics Podcast
Hello everyone, welcome back to the Women in Economics podcast. Over the next few months, we will be releasing a series of podcasts highlighting inspiring career stories of successful women economists and the latest research insights and policy developments. We are reviving our podcast to let you enjoy and learn about women in economics at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world. Welcome aboard and let’s get started!
April 29, 2022
Intersectionality Series: T-BEN
 This is our second interview with other like-minded organizations in a series on intersectionality. Felicia Odamtten talks about her work with The Black Economist Network (T-BEN), the underrepresentation of Black people across the field, and how race is often not considered in Economic Research. If you want to collaborate with us, please get in touch at
September 08, 2021
"Do I have grit?!" How to be an imperfect first-year PhD student during Covid, and what it takes to make it to the end (and beyond?)
Jess and Larissa from the Women in Economics Initiative (WiE) talk about their emotional rollercoaster as first-year Ph.D. students coinciding with the Covid pandemic. They share their perceptions of pressure, competition, and confusion around entering and being successful in academia, and hear valuable advice from some experienced women economists on the other side. This podcast is for anyone who's in a similar position, or who's considering starting a Ph.D. in economics, and wants some honest opinions and advice.
March 14, 2021
Happy Hour at WiE Initiative: Imposter Syndrom
Happy Hour at Women in Economics Initiative e.V. is a podcast series speaking about everything covering the realms of gender, economics, and intersectionality. Our first episode talks about ‘Imposter Syndrome’. It is hosted by Ella Needler and Vishakha Pipal, two young and vibrant ladies at WiE. Ella and Vishakha explore the initiation of the term, its usage, expansion of the definition over the years, and different facets of the syndrome.  Give it a listen!
September 22, 2020