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New BooK "Women in Economics"

A new book published by CEPR examines the role and progress of women in professional economics, reviews the barriers that women face at various stages of the training and promotional pipeline, evaluates programmes designed to support and encourage female economists, and discusses the benefits of greater gender equality across economics research professions. Download your copy of the book here

05 March 2020

Mon 18 May 2020, 14:47

Economics is uncovering its gender problem

The Economist. March 21st 2019 Issue.

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 11:52

Are women under-represented in European economics?

Despite around a third of PhDs in economics in the US having been earned by women over the last few decades, under 15% of full professors in the US were women in 2017. This column uses data scraped from research institute websites to investigate whether a similar ‘leaky pipeline’ exists in Europe. It finds that in comparison to the US, European countries have a higher share of women full professors in their research institutions, but the attrition rate between junior and senior ranks is comparable on both sides of the Atlantic. There are important differences throughout Europe, however, with the Nordic countries and France scoring much higher on gender equality than, for instance, Germany and the Netherlands.

The World Economic Forum. 20 Nov 2019

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 11:48

CEPR-Women in Economics

CEPR is formalising its efforts to improve female representation in the economic profession with the creation of the Women in Economics Initiative. Led by CEPR’s Vice-President, Hélène Rey, this initiative will aim to redress gender imbalances in the economic profession, partnering with CEPR member organisations to promote women within the field.

Listen to what some women economists have to say:

Helen Rey

Marianne Bertrand

Rachel Griffith

Eliana La Ferrara

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 11:35

Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics

New York Times article (August 2017).

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 11:46

Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Tasks with Low Promotability

Babcock, R., Recalde, M.P., Vesterlund, L., Weingart, L., American Economic Review, Vol. 107, No. 3, March 2017.

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 11:44

Women in Economics: Stalled Progress

Lundberg, S., Stearns, J., Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 1, Winter 2019, pp3-22.

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 11:26

Equal but Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock Stopping Policies?

Antecol, H., Bedard, K., Stearns, J., American Economic Review, Vol. 108, No. 9, September 2019

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 11:22

Does the Gender Composition of Scientific Committees Matter?

Bagues, M., Sylos-Labini, M., Zinovyeva, N., American Economic Review, Vol. 107, No. 4, April 2017

Tue 02 Apr 2019, 11:07

EqualBITE. Gender Equality in Higher Education

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Thu 28 Mar 2019, 18:11




Female lecturers ‘suffer from gender biases’ in student ratings

Times Higher Education

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 17:56

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women

New York Times

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 17:55

Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work

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Thu 28 Mar 2019, 17:21




Room at the top

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Thu 28 Mar 2019, 17:07