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Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 13 July, 2021

A new report from the Royal Economics Society (RES) reveals signs of “stagnation and retreat” in the closing of gender gaps across the study of economic, according to Dr Victoria Bateman. Female intake relative to male appears to be falling at both undergraduate and master’s levels over the last two decades.

Economics News | Published on Friday, 30 April, 2021

“We have looked at what happened in lockdown, and there is a widening gender gap in mental health which cannot be explained by what we would regard as normal reasons,” says Dr Christopher Rauh, a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. “The people we studied are working less and hence earning less than usual or even losing their job.”

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Saturday, 17 April, 2021

Dr. Christopher Rauh has published an article for VOXeu that looks at how women have suffered far more from social distancing measures than men in terms of their mental health.

Economics News | Published on Monday, 18 May, 2020

The Athena SWAN Charter is an initiative established by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) designed to recognise

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 11 October, 2019

Dr Victoria Bateman was interviewed by the New York Times about the gender gap in economics and her recent book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 13 October, 2017

Dr Victoria Bateman and economics undergraduates Clara Starrsjo (Gonville and Caius College) and Paulin Nusser (Magdalene College) were featured on the BBC World Service programme - Business Daily. The subject of the programme was the lack of women in economics.