Drs. Eva Sierminska (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) and Ronald Oaxaca (University of Arizona, Department of Economics) discuss their research on field specialization within the economics discipline. Their study incorporated Academic Analytics data to explore whether and how gender, salary, and departmental rankings influence subfield specialization. This research shines new light on well-documented gender differences in field specialization, focusing on the underlying processes that drive these differences. The study includes information on economics doctoral students and their dissertations, providing a unique view into early career factors that influence field choice.