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Ductor, L, Goyal, S. and Prummer, A.

Gender & Collaboration


Abstract: We document persistent gender disparities in economics. The fraction of women in economics has grown significantly over the last forty years but the difference in research output between men and women remains large. There are significant differences in the co-authorship networks of men and women: women have fewer collaborators, collaborate more often with the same co-authors, and a higher fraction of their co-authors are co-authors of each other. Both men and women exhibit homophily in their co-authorship relations. Finally, women collaborate with more senior co-authors. Similar output and collaboration patterns obtain in sociology.

Keywords: Gender Inequality, Network Formation, Discrimination, Homophily, Risk Taking

JEL Codes: D80 D85 J70 J16 O30

Author links: Sanjeev Goyal  


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