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Event Review: Inefficient Inequality: The Economic Costs of Gender Inequality in Europe

03 November 2016, 09:00 am - 04:00 pm


Conference Room

1, Place du Congrès

1000 Brussels


Conference Programme Inefficient Inequality

Conference Programme (PDF)

Much attention is given to the existence and measurement of gender inequality, but relatively little attention is given to the macroeconomic costs that result from the presence of inequality. At this conference, researchers, policy-makers, and business representatives will discuss the costs and inefficiencies that result from gender inequality. What are potential solutions? What policies need to be implemented, and at which level?
Studies and conclusions will then be published in the January/February 2017 Intereconomics Forum.

Welcome and Introduction

Brigitte Preissl, Intereconomics Editor-in-Chief
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Session I

Chair: Derek Kruse, Intereconomics

Joana Pereira, International Monetary Fund

Unlocking Female Employment Potential in Europe: Drivers and Benefits, presentation (pdf)
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Anna Minasyan, University of Göttingen

Gender Inequality and Growth in Europe, presentation (pdf)
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Martina Bisello, Eurofound
The Gender Employment Gap: Challenges and Solutions, presentation (pdf)
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Session II

Chair: Cian Mulligan, Intereconomics

Diane Perrons, London School of Economics

Gender and Inequality: Austerity and Alternatives, presentation (pdf)
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Virginija Langbakk, European Institute for Gender Equality

Study on the Economic Benefits of Gender Equality in the European Union

Paola Profeta, University of Bocconi

Gender Equality in Decision-Making Positions: the Efficiency Gains, presentation (pdf)

Panel Session

Chair: Kerstin Born-Sirkel, CEPS

Virginija Langbakk, European Institute for Gender Equality

Diane Perrons, London School of Economics

Brigitte Preissl, Intereconomics

Joana Pereira, International Monetary Fund

Loretta Anania, European Commission

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