Women are substantially under-represented in the field of economics. The promotion of diversity and gender equality is therefore a central structural objective of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy. ECONtribute prioritizes the promotion of female researchers by creating a diverse and inclusive environment and by offering a variety of support measures to female researchers.
Since its start in January 2019, ECONtribute has implemented several measures to promote equal opportunity. Based on current research by leading experts in “Gender in Economics” the Cluster has developed a diversity concept with focus on gender. In recognition of its commitment to workplace equality, ECONtribute received the Jenny-Gusyk Price in 2019.