New book: Women in Economics

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Women are substantially under-represented in the field of economics. Few women reach senior positions in the profession, despite the fact that over the last few decades, between 30% and 35% of PhDs in economics have been earned by women. Women in economics face clear barriers to field entry and professional success that are distinct from those in other mathematics-focused fields. Women also appear to face implicit bias in the assessment of their research and other professional contributions that limit their success and persistence in the field.

A new book from CEPR, edited by Shelly Lundberg, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara, 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 the economics research profession.

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Read a VoxEU column introduction