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Faculty of Economics

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018

Professor Sanjeev Goyal contributed a recent VoxEU article (joint with Lorenzo Ductor and Anja Prummer) on gender and collaboration in economic research.

Economics has come under scrutiny for its gender inequality. This column presents evidence that female economists form different co-authorship networks which are related to lower research output. The impact of differences in risk-taking on decisions on co-authorship can explain the observed patterns, while discrimination and preferences for same gender collaboration cannot account for them.