On the Gender Diversity of Research Teams in Economics Seminars
AbstractSeminars are an important channel through which researchers receive feedback on their work and disseminate it. This paper presents descriptive evidence on the representation of female, male, and mixed teams in economics seminars. I use a balanced panel of 270 institutions in the academic years 2018–2020. I find that before COVID-19, only 7.4 percent of presented projects were authored by female teams, 59.2 percent of projects were authored by male teams, and 33.5 percent of projects were authored by mixed teams. The introduction of virtual seminars during the COVID-19 pandemic led to more balanced distribution across team types.
CitationBiermann, Marcus. 2023. "On the Gender Diversity of Research Teams in Economics Seminars." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 113: 473-76. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20231123
- A20 Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: General
- I12 Health Behavior
- I23 Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination