Symposium: BEgender@DIW 2015

We are happy to invite you to the first Symposium on Behavioral Economics and Gender at DIW Berlin „BEgender@DIW 2015“ that will take place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. It is organized by the Gender Studies division at DIW Berlin, which is dedicated to foster the understanding of gender aspects in the economy.

It is particularly a great pleasure to have Julie A. Nelson, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, as our keynote speaker. She will focus on her research on challenging the “difference” view and its “robust” findings of women’s greater risk aversion compared to men. Additional presentations will complement her speech.

The primary goal of this symposium is, on the one hand, to provide a forum for exchanging knowledge and ideas about behavioral economics research on the patterns of gender differences. On the other, it also seeks to sensitize researchers to the potential bias of presenting results on overstretched between-gender differences. Designed as such, the symposium aims to inspire research collaborations and to identify further research paths. This symposium exemplifies the combination of research and policy relevance that DIW Berlin stands for.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to bring together doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors from a variety of international research institutions. We also warmly welcome other interested parties in the topic of our symposium.

Registration ends: June 28, 2015. Please note that there is a small participation fee of 12€/25€ based on student/employment status for the on-site catering over the day, which has to be paid via bank transfer by June 30, 2015.

For the program, registration and further information, please visit the Symposium’s website:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us using the following email address:

With best wishes,

Norma Schmitt & Elke Holst