Research on Gender and Race in Economics

Two subcommittees of the American Economics Association are charged with addressing gender and minority group issues in the economics profession:

The CSMGEP oversees the American Economic Association’s Summer Program and Mentoring Program.

Gender Issues:

Albelda, Randy. 1995. "The Impact of Feminism in Economics- Beyond the Pale?  A Discussion and Survey Results." Journal of Economic Education, 26 (3), pp. 253-273.

Bartlett, Robin L., Marianne A. Ferber, and Carole A. Green. 2009. "The Committee on Economic Education: Its Effect on the Introductory Course and Women in Economics." Forum for Social Economics, 38 (2-3), pp.153-172.

Bettinger, Eric P. and Bridget T. Long. 2005. "Do Faculty Serve As Role Models? The Impact of Instructor Gender on Female Students." American Economic Review, 95 (2), pp. 152-157.

Bhattacharjee, Subhra, Joseph A. Herriges, and Catherine L. Kling. 2007. "The Status of Women in Environmental Economics." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1 (2), pp. 212-227.

Blackaby, David, Alison L. Booth, and Jeff Frank. 2005. "Outside Offers and the Gender Pay Gap: Empirical Evidence from the UK Academic Labour Market." Economic Journal, 115 (501), pp. F81-F107.

Colander, David and Jessica Holmes. 2007. "Gender and Graduate Economics Education in the U.S." Feminist Economics, 13 (2), pp. 93-116.

Collins, Susan M. 2000. "Minority Groups in the Economics Profession." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14 (2), pp.133-148.

Dynan, Karen E. and Cecilia Elena Rouse. 1997. "The Underrepresentation of Women in Economics: A Study of Undergraduate Economics Students." Journal of Economic Education, 28 (4), pp. 350-368.

Ferber, Marianne A. 1995. "The Study of Economics: A Feminist Critique." American Economic Review, 85 (2), pp. 357-361.

Fraumeni, Barbara M. 2009. "Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession 2008." American Economic Review, 99 (2), pp. 692-699.

Ginther, Donna K. and Shulamit Kahn. 2004. "Women in Economics: Moving up or Falling off the Academic Career Ladder?" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 18 (3), pp. 193-214

Hilmer, Christiana and Michael Hilmer. 2007. "Women Helping Women, Men Helping Women? Same-Gender Mentoring, Initial Job Placements, and Early Career Publishing Success for Economics Ph.D.s." American Economic Review, 97 (2), pp. 422-426.

Hopkins, Sandra. 2004. "Women in Economics Departments in Australian Universities: Is There Still a Gender Imbalance?" Economic Papers, 23(3), 201-210.

Jonung, Christina and Ann-Charlotte Stahlberg. 2008. "Reaching the Top? On Gender Balance in the Economics Profession." Econ Journal Watch, 5 (2), p. 174.

Jonung, Christina and Ann-Charlotte Stahlberg. 2009. "Does Economics Have a Gender?" Econ Journal Watch, 6 (1), pp. 60-72.

Kahn, Shulamit. 1993. "Gender Differences in Academic Career Paths of Economists." American Economic Review, 83 (2), pp. 52-56.

Kahn, Shulamit. 1995. "Women in the Economics Profession." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9 (4), pp. 193-206.

Kolpin, Van W. and Larry D. Singell. 1996. "The Gender Composition and Scholarly Performance of Economics Departments: A Test for Employment Discrimination." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 49 (3), pp. 408-423.

May, Ann Mari. 2008. "On Gender Balance in the Economics Profession." Econ Journal Watch, 5 (2), p. 193.

McDowell, John M., Larry D. Singell Jr., and Mark Stater. 2006. "Two to Tango? Gender Differences in the Decisions to Publish and Coauthor." Economic Inquiry, 44 (1), pp. 153-168.

McDowell, John M, Larry D. Singell Jr., and James P. Ziliak. 2001. "Gender and Promotion in the Economics Profession." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 54(2), pp. 224-244.

Neumark, David and Rosella Gardecki. 1998. "Women Helping Women? Role Model and Mentoring Effects on Female Ph.D. Students in Economics." Journal of Human Resources, 33 (1), pp. 220-246.

Rask, Kevin and Jill Tiefenthaler. 2008. "The Role of Grade Sensitivity in Explaining the Gender Imbalance in Undergraduate Economics." Economics of Education Review, 27 (6), pp.676-687.

Robb, Roberta E. and A. Leslie Robb. 1999. "Gender and the Study of Economics: The Role of Gender of the Instructor." Journal of Economic Education, 30 (1), pp. 3-19.

Robst, John, Jennifer VanGilder, and Solomon Polachek. 2003. "Perceptions of Female Faculty Treatment in Higher Education: Which Institutions Treat Women More Fairly?" Economics of Education Review, 22 (1), pp. 59-67.

Rouse, Cecelia. 2009. "Report of the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession." American Economic Review, 99 (2), pp. 700-709.

Shelburn, Marsha R. and Patsy G. Lewellyn. 1995. "Gender Bias in Doctoral Programs in Economics." Journal of Economic Education, 26 (4), pp. 373-382.

Singell, Larry D., Jr. and Joe A. Stone. 1993. "Gender Differences in Ph.D. Economists' Careers." Contemporary Policy Issues, 11 (4), pp. 95-106. 

Todd, Patricia. 2000. "Gender and Promotion in Academia." Equal Opportunities International, 19 (8), pp. 1-16

Van Der Burg, Brigitte, Jacques Siegers, and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer. 1998. "Gender and Promotion in the Academic Labour Market." Labour, 12 (4), pp. 701-713.

Wolfinger, Nicholas H., Mary Ann Mason, and Marc Goulden. 2009. "Stay in the Game: Gender, Family Formation and Alternate Trajectories in the Academic Life Course." Social Forces, 87 (3), pp. 1591-1621.

Race Issues:

Agesa, Jacqueline, Maury Granger, and Gregory N. Price. 1998. "Economics Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Rankings and Effects on the Supply of Black Economists." Review of Black Political Economy, 25 (4), pp. 39-51.

Agesa, Jacqueline, Maury Granger, and Gregory N. Price. 2000. "Economics Faculty Research at Teaching Institutions: Are Historically Black Colleges Different?" Southern Economic Journal, 67 (2), pp. 427-447.

Collins, Susan M. 2000. "Minority Groups in the Economics Profession." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14 (2), pp.133-148.

Peoples, James. 2009. "Minorities’ Fields of Expertise in Economics and Employment Demand in These Fields." Review of Black Political Economy, 36 (1), pp. 1-6.

Rouse, Cecilia. 2009. "Report of the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession." American Economic Review, 99 (2), pp. 700-709.



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