Join us on May 16th to hear Donna Ginther and Shulamit Kahn discuss their paper "Women in Academic Economics: Have We Made Progress?" from AEA Papers and Proceedings.
Citation: Ginther, Donna K., and Shulamit Kahn. 2021. "Women in Academic Economics: Have We Made Progress?" AEA Papers and Proceedings, 111: 138-42. DOI:
Abstract: This study uses data from Academic Analytics to examine gender differences in promotion to associate professor in economics. We found that women in economics were 15 percent less likely to be promoted to associate professor after controlling for cumulative publications, citations, grants, and grant dollars. In contrast, we found no significant gender differences in promotion in other fields including biomedical science, physical science, political science, mathematics and statistics, and engineering. We separated the sample by the research intensity of institutions and found suggestive evidence that these results were being driven by less research-intensive institutions.