Ladies in economics: Stalled progress
Shelly Lundberg, Jenna Stearns
Although the share of ladies in top PhD-granting departments a lot more than doubled between 19, this growth has stalled recently. This column reviews recent literature on women’s relative position in the discipline and assesses the data on barriers that female economists face in publishing, promotion, and tenure. It shows that differentialassessment of males and females is one element in explaining women’s failure to advance in economics and that continued progress toward equality in academic economics will demand a concerted effort to eliminate opportunities for bias in the hiring and promotion processes.