A new working paper found that women presenting their research at economics seminars received 12 percent more questions, often aggressive ones, than their male colleagues did. The paper, which is expected to be published next week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, is the latest addition to a mounting body of evidence of gender discrimination in economics. Above, a conference in San Diego last year.
Feb. 23, 2021, 8:18 p.m. ET
Our reporter looked at how gender and racial gaps in economics are wider, and have narrowed less over time, than in many other fields. “Half of women are saying they don’t even want to present in a seminar,” one economist said. “We’re losing a lot of ideas that way.”
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