Webinar: economic perspectives on domestic violence

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown restrictions have amplified the academic and policy interest in the causes and consequences of domestic violence. With this in mind the FREE Network invites academic papers to an online workshop focused on “Economic perspectives on domestic violence”.


The workshop will be organised as part of the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and aims to combine papers on general aspects of domestic violence as well as contributions more specifically devoted to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the issue.

Both applied and theoretical contributions are welcome. Apart from seminar-style academic contributions the workshop will feature panel discussions on policies regarding domestic violence with a particular focus on approaches adopted during the pandemic.

We invite extended abstracts (1-2 pages) and expect that authors will have approximately 30 minutes for their presentations. Online submission is open via dominick.nilsson@hhs.se, and the deadline is 17 July 2020. Notifications are expected by 31 July 2020. In case of a high number of submissions the workshop will be extended by another day to 2020-09-25.

Registration for the webinar will be available soon!

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