Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) invites to the international conference on gender economics "Rethinking gender: Economic and social costs of gender inequality" that will be held online on April 7-8, 2021. The conference will feature a combination of keynote speakers, paper presentations, and panel discussions.

The objective of this conference is to bring together academic and policy researchers in the region to discuss recent findings and to promote the use of evidence-based decision making.

Call for Papers

We invite academic and policy researches at all stages in their career to submit papers and attend KSE conference.


Submit (two options are available):
a) Either a full paper with an abstract of 400-600 words
b) or an extended abstract of 800-1600 words, including brief motivation and background (outline of the policy context and/or academic literature informing the research), sufficient description of the data used in the analysis, methodological approach and significance (description and application of the original research findings reported in the paper), and key results.
Include title, authors, affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.


Submitted abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed based on originality, research depth, accuracy and relevance to the conference theme. The authors chosen to present will be invited to submit full papers.

Topics of Interest

Papers should explicitly relate to the economic and social costs of gender inequality. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


  • COVID-19 and gender equality
  • Gender and labor market outcomes
  • Gender and political empowerment
  • Gender aspects of financial inclusion
  • Intra-household choices


We particularly seek participants who do research on gender issues at the institutions based in Eastern Europe or conduct research on gender issues related to populations in Eastern Europe. We accept submissions in English and Ukrainian. There is no registration fee.

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for consideration for a special issue of Comparative Economic Studies. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference.

Deadline for extended abstract submissions:

January 5, 2021

Notification of acceptance:

February 1, 2021

Full-paper submission deadline:

March 1, 2021

Conference dates:

April 7-8, 2021

Keynote Speakers


Paula England

Paula England is a Professor at New York University, Chair of the Department of Sociology. She was President of the American Sociological Association in 2014-2015. In 2018, she was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Her research is focused on gender inequality at work and at home; she studies the sex gap in pay, occupational segregation, how couples divide housework, and the wage penalty for motherhood.

Michèle Tertilt

Michèle Tertilt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Her research concentrates on macroeconomics with a special focus on development and intra-family interactions. Michèle Tertilt was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis for her works that bridge the gaps between family economics, development and macroeconomics. She also received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award for the contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe.

Academic Committee

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Yaroslava Babych

Assistant Professor, Academic Director of ISET Policy Institute

Kateryna Bornukova

Academic Director, BEROC, Belarus

Pamela Campa

Assistant Professor, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Sweden

Ina Ganguli

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nicolas Gavoille

Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Riga

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Berkley, USA

Michal Myck

Director, Centre for Economic Analysis, Poland

Olena Nizalova

Associate Professor, University of Kent, UK

Tairi Rõõm

Head of Research, Eesti Pank (Central Bank of Estonia)

Anna Zasova

Researcher, The Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, Latvia

Andrea Weber

Professor, Central European University, Hungary

Elena Bobeica

Senior Economist, European Central Bank

Event schedule for three days in N.Y.C

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