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Gender, Money and Finance - 1st Vienna Economic Dialogue
Gender, money and finance

SUERF/JVI/OeNB Conference

Gender, Money and Finance - 1st Vienna Economic Dialogue


Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021
Friday, 21 May 2021
13:50-17:15 CET
14:00-17:15 CET
Venue: Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna · Online Webex  

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

Conference Proceedings (pdf)

Thursday, 20 May 2021
13:30 Online connection
13:50 Opening

Barbara Kolm, Vice President of the General Council, OeNB

14:00 Session 1 – Gender and Economic Policy Making
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

Moderator: Claire Jones, Financial Times

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank

15:45 Session 2 – Central Bank Decisions By Committee: Does Gender Matter?

How does gender diversity affect monetary policy decisions? How do central banks do in terms of gender equality? What are remaining challenges?

Moderator: Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, Director, Economic Analysis and Research, OeNB

Central bank decisions by committee: does gender matter?
Sylvie Goulard, Vice Governor, Banque de France
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Central bank decisions by committee: does gender matter?
Ana Ivkovic, Vice Governor, National Bank of Serbia
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Gender, Money and Finance
Paola Profeta, Professor, Bocconi University
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Rannveig Sigurdardóttir, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Iceland

17:15 End - Day 1
Friday, 21 May 2021
14:00 Session 3 – Gender and Risk Taking: Implications For Financial Firms and Regulation

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?

Moderator: Karin Turner-Hrdlicka, Director, Supervision of Significant Institutions, OeNB

Women In Saudi, the silent revolution of 2030
Khlood Aldukheil, CEO, Erteqa Financial Company
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Gender and risk taking: implications for financial firms and regulation
Renée B. Adams, Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Julie A. Nelson, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Gerda Holzinger-Burgstaller, CEO, Erste Bank Österreich

Becci McKinley Rowe, Managing Director, Co-Head of Fundamental Equities, BlackRock

15:45 Session 4 – Gender, Financial Literacy, Inflation and COVID-19
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? 

Moderator: Petia Niederländer, Director, Payment Systems, OeNB

Sylvia Kritzinger, Professor, University of Vienna

Women’s Financial Wellbeing and Literacy
Annamaria Lusardi, Professor, George Washington University School of Business
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Gender and finance – A central bank’s perspective
Andréa M. Maechler, Member of the Governing Board, SNB
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Gender, financial literacy, inflation and COVID-19 - an Austrian perspective
Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB
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Can Financial Education Help Bridge The Gender Gap? Reflections from Singapore
Joanne Yoong, Program Director, USC Center for Economic and Social Research
pdf - presentationpdf - presentation

17:15 End - Day 2

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