FINANCIAL TIMES: How to tackle economics’ bias against women

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Release date: 31/8/2017

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There has been a big response to a column I wrote for the FT about the male domination of economics, following up Justin Wolfers’ recent one. My conclusion was:

The reputation of economics is already tarnished, even a decade on from the financial crisis, and this new evidence of entrenched discrimination will not improve matters. This is not a women problem, it is an economics problem. It is deeply embedded in the discipline’s culture and norms, and the profession’s senior men need to take it seriously.

Some senior men emailed to ask for suggestions. Here are some.

Media coverage

TitleHow to tackle economics’ bias against women
Media name / outletFinancial Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date31/08/17
DescriptionThere has been a big response to a column I wrote for the FT about the male domination of economics, following up Justin Wolfers’ recent one. My conclusion was:

The reputation of economics is already tarnished, even a decade on from the financial crisis, and this new evidence of entrenched discrimination will not improve matters. This is not a women problem, it is an economics problem. It is deeply embedded in the discipline’s culture and norms, and the profession’s senior men need to take it seriously.

Some senior men emailed to ask for suggestions. Here are some.
URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/640327d8-8d81-11e7-9084-d0c17942ba93
PersonsDiane Coyle

Keywords

  • gender equality, economics