Gender, Money and Finance - 1st Vienna Economic Dialogue
SUERF I JVI I OeNB Conference
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
In cooperation with
This conference deals with selected gender-related topics in money and finance: Does gender diversity affect economic outcomes? Would a more balanced gender mix in policy institutions such as central banks make for different or better decisions? Would a balanced gender mix in financial firms make the financial system safer? How does gender affect inflation perceptions? How does gender affect financial literacy, and what are the implications?
Scientific Committee: Ernest Gnan, OeNB and SUERF, Hervé Joly, JVI, and Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, OeNB
Vice President of the General Council, OeNB
Session 1 – Gender and Economic Policy Making
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
President, European Central Bank
Does gender affect economic policy choices and ways how to take and implement decisions? Would a better gender mix broaden the scope of options considered, thus improving decisions, and economic outcomes? What does academic research tell us? What is the practical experience?
Introductory remarks: Robert Holzmann, Governor, OeNB
Session 2 – Central Bank Decisions By Committee: Does Gender Matter?
Moderator: Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald,
Director, Economic Analysis and Research, OeNB
Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Iceland
Central bank decisions by committee: does gender matter?
CEO, Erste Bank Österreich
Becci McKinley Rowe,
Managing Director, Co-Head of Fundamental Equities, BlackRock
Julie A. Nelson,
Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Gender and risk taking: implications for financial firms and regulation
Renée B. Adams,
Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxfordpresentation
Would a better gender mix affect financial firms’ decision making, risk behaviour and social responsibility? What are gender-specific obstacles for women to attain leading positions in financial firms? How may they be overcome?
Session 4 – Gender, Financial Literacy, Inflation and COVID-19
Professor, University of Vienna
Women’s Financial Wellbeing and Literacy
Professor, George Washington University School of Businesspresentation
Gender and finance – A central bank’s perspective
Andréa M. Maechler,
Member of the Governing Board, SNBpresentation
Gender, financial literacy, inflation and COVID-19 - an Austrian perspective
Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKBpresentation
Can Financial Education Help Bridge The Gender Gap?Reflections from Singapore
Program Director, USC Center for Economic and Social Research presentation
Are there gender differences in inflation preferences, knowledge, perceptions and expectations? Are there gender differences in financial literacy? Which gender-specific effects may COVID-19 have had? If so, what are the reasons and implications?
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