Discussion paper

DP18969 Economics Coauthorships in the Aftermath of MeToo

We study changes in coauthorships in economics, after the MeToo movement, using NBER and CEPR working papers between January 2004 and December 2020. We identify three main shifts in collaboration patterns. First, compared to pre-MeToo levels, collaborations across genders increased: we estimate a 13.9% increase of women coauthors per 100 men-authored papers. Second, coauthorship shares of junior with senior economics declined by 4.3%, indicating a shift towards sorting of collaborations by seniority. Third, shares of new coauthorships declined by 5.4%, driven by drops in senior economists’ shares of new junior and new junior women by 17.3% and 36.8% respectively.


Amano-Patino, N, E Faraglia and C Giannitsarou (2024), ‘DP18969 Economics Coauthorships in the Aftermath of MeToo‘, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 18969. CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/dp18969-0