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Women in the economics profession: A new eBook

March 5, 2020

Women are substantially underrepresented in the field of economics. This column introduces a new Vox eBook in which leading experts on the issue of gender in economics examine the role and progress of women in professional economics, review the barriers women face at various stages of the training and promotional pipeline, evaluate programmes designed to support and encourage female economists, and discuss the benefits of greater gender equality across economics research professions. 

Fifty years ago, the second wave of feminism struck the academy, washing in new efforts to recruit and support women as researchers and academics. Still, women remain profoundly underrepresented in the economics profession (Auriol et al. 2019, Lundberg and Stearns 2019).  About

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Women in Economics

March 5, 2020

A new book examines the role and progress of women in professional economics, reviews the barriers that women face at various stages of the training and promotional pipeline, evaluates programmes designed to support and encourage female economists, and discusses the benefits of greater gender equality across economics research professions.

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Contents
IntroductionWomen in the economics profession: Challenges and opportunities along the pipelineShelly Lundberg  
Part I: Where are we and how did we get here?
1) Women in economics: Stalled progressShelly Lundberg and Jenna Stearns 
2) Women in European economicsEmmanuelle Auriol, Guido Friebel, and Sascha Wilhelm
3) Black women economists: At the

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