Universitat de Barcelona logotipo
Acte: Workshop


Inici: octubre 23, 2024 Fi: octubre 24, 2024

Facultat d'Economia i Empresa


This workshop is financed by the ERC Advanced Grant (2023-2028) WomEmpower. The WomEmpower project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon Europe  research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 101096525)”.


The European Research Council (ERC) WomEmpower project and the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host their 1st Workshop on Violence Against Women: Drivers and Policies on October 23 and 24 2024. The aim of the workshop is to bring together original research that uses population-based data from a wide variety of sources (for example, hospital records; police records; or face-to-face survey interviews) and aims at better understanding which factors, policies, or interventions increase or decrease the risk of victimization or perpetration against women and/or female partners. Studies that identify the mechanisms driving IPV in high-income countries, as well as the population subgroups most at risk of victimization in those countries will be prioritized. Research on low- and middle-income countries will also be considered.

The accepted papers will be presented in contributed sessions and there will be two plenary sessions.

Institucions organitzadores

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote Speakers

Dan Anderberg (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jeffrey Grogger (The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy)

Deadline for submission of papers: June 30, 2024

Notification on submissions: End of July, 2024

Registration and further information

Papers must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Violence against women’). There are no registration fees. We will cover your accommodation for two nights. We will also cover breakfast and lunch on both days and will host a conference dinner on Wednesday, October 23. We will provide reasonable travel support for presenting authors.


Non-presenting participants will be invited as long as they cover their travel and accommodation costs. As the number of places available for non-presenting participants is limited, interested researchers should contact the organizers using this email (

Scientific Committee

Núria Rodríguez-Planas (UB, IEB & CUNY)

Wei Zheng (UB & IEB)

Anastasia Terskaya (UB & IEB)

Judit Vall Castelló (UB & IEB)

Caroline Coly (UAB & IEB)

Daniel Montolio (UB & IEB)

Cristina Bellés-Obrero (UB & IEB)

Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (UB & IEB)

Local Committee

Núria Rodríguez-Planas (UB, IEB & CUNY)

Wei Zheng (UB & IEB)