Economists are coming to terms with their own implicit bias: Against women. Great story by
Let's face the truth: Alice Wu was the most important economist of 2017
Nice to see and quoted in this NYT article on women in the Econ profession. Econ has a lot of social and cultural problems. Econs cannot assume them away! Also very true that black women are invisible in our discipline!
"When women are mentioned in textbook examples, they are more likely to be shopping or cleaning than running a company or making public policy." via / #data #genderequity
It turns out universities have spent years denying women economists credit for the research they produce
Good coverage by the NYT on gender bias in economics. Also notes: "Only 52 black women earned economics doctorates between 2006 and 2015." 52. In the whole field. In a decade. Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Mansplaining slow response to sexism in econ “He cast the decision as responding to evidence in a way that was natural for the profession. “Economists, I think, are just very objective in their view of the world,” “🤔
Gender bias in the economics field creeps into textbooks, which refer to men four times as often as they do women
An important piece detailing how new research is finally forcing the field of economics to come to terms with its gender biases.
Unless you're Janet Yellen, women in econ textbooks are more likely to be shopping or cleaning than running a company or influencing public policy.
"When #women are mentioned in textbook examples, they are more likely to be shopping or cleaning than running a company or making #PublicPolicy."
Women hold one in five tenure-track jobs in economics. And that's an improvement over a few decades ago! Here's a bunch of data points on how the field is stacked against them
"Only 1 in 5 tenure-track economics professors is a woman .. 1 in 3 new economics doctoral students was a woman in 2016 and fewer than 1 in 3 assistant professors were women" Wielding data, women force a reckoning over systemic bias in the economics field
Economics departments have gradually increased their share of female faculty members over the past 20 years. But only one in five tenure-track economics professors is a woman.
Well well, *this* is very timely - on gender bias in economics - given recent debates on sausage factories and development (and development economics): paging: H/T:
Coming soon for #globalhealth? ....Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field via
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Excellent article by and on resilient gender bias within the economics profession: -- and with quite a kicker:
Glad to see this cvg and all due attention to sessions documenting problems in econ profession. But attendance was *much* lower at (admittedly less exciting) AEA & CSWEP business meetings where solutions happening. Next time!
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Lastly, this is also a lesson about allyship. If your reaction to the initial blog post & response was "why is this a big deal" or "that's not what he meant to say," I invite you to step back, listen & read:
"Ms. Stevenson’s analysis of the seven leading introductory economics textbooks found that female economists were all but invisible."
Nice coverage of the Women in Economics discussions . Didn't miss the snow but wish I had been able to be at this panel.
Finally, the overwhelming racial and gender bias in economics received some overdue recognition at #ASSA2018. More is needed. #MeToo.
Women mentioned in textbook examples as shopping or cleaning, not running a company or making public policy.
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
It is not difficult to find an all-male panel at the annual January mega-gathering of American economists. They are as common as PowerPoint presentations and pie charts.
“Only 6 percent of the policymakers referred to in the textbooks were women. One woman accounted for more than half of those references: Janet L. Yellen, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, who is about to be replaced by a man.”
"women get significantly less credit than men when they co-write papers with them”
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field - reporting on discussions at the recent American Economic Association meetings. Important stuff here.
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Gender bias in the economics field creeps into textbooks, which refer to men four times as often as they do for women.
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Unfortunately the most damning detail is buried near the bottom - objectively better written papers by women are held up longer before publishing. Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Great article highlighting both anecdotal and research evidence of gender bias in economics: Thank you to everyone who’s been pushing this conversation forward.
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“Economists, I think, are just very objective in their view of the world...” Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field, via
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
“There are lots of examples of when a woman says something, no one pays attention,” Ms. Currie said. “A man says the same thing, everyone says it’s great. It happens a lot.” All. the. time. #ImplicitBias #Discrimination #sexism
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One of the professions with the most pervasive discrimination against women is starting to change: economics.
Economics is the field that that a majority of USA parents want their kids to major in and a large percentage university administrators will give anything to get their Econ dept. in the top rankings...what does that tell us?
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Long overdue!
Go girls! Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field w/ great push from
Yes! This is how it's done: #economics #women #MeToo
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Interested to know if hiring practices for female economists differs between policy schools vs Econ depts. 3 out of 5 tenure-line economists we hired at SIS are women; Princeton Wilson School and Michigan Ford School had female economists as deans
"What there really needs to be is a broader cultural change." -- Uh oh.
Time to “stand up and call it out” . Any examples in agencies of #genderequality and #diversity balance? Let’s celebrate successes.
The NYT reports on sexism in economics.
This needs to be tweeted again, brought to light: Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
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Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field #TheReckoning
This article quotes Claudia Goldin and Janet Currie so it's the best thing the has ever published. This includes my own work (but not Eliot Kukla's opinion piece on chronic illness).
_icymi See CEPR efforts to correct its gender imbalance
Excellent summary of on gender bias in the field of economics by the NYT based on research presented at American Economic Association. Love!