Women in Economics

My economics group (the Economics Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU) has a story up on the website this week, on the share of professors who are women. The good news is that the answer is 3/7 (43%), which is higher than any other economics group in Australia. The bad news is that even the most feminised economics group in the country has more men than women.

(Note: I don’t have a stable URL for this, so the story will probably be gone by early-May.)

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7 Responses to Women in Economics

  1. AJ says:

    You have some pretty impressive women though.

  2. Matt C says:

    More than Women in Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at the Curtin Business School?

  3. how do these proportions compare with ratios for ph.d. students and for UGs?

    in my research, sciences generally do MUCH better than humanities in terms of % women academics to % women UGs
    But haven’t looked atg economics


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  5. John Greenfield says:

    Why is this “bad news?”

  6. The Pedant says:

    “the most feminised economics group in the country”

    You mean the most feminised professoriat with an economics group. Other economics groups might have many more women, but who are not professors.

  7. christine says:

    I ran Canada’s numbers last year: around the same % of female professors as in the US and US top ten (8% or so) here. About 18% of associates (lower than US average, higher than US top 10) and about 32% of assistant profs are female (a bit higher than in the US).

    Women are now just over 30% of PhDs in Econ in Canada and the US, and it has been steady for a while.

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