Hybrid seminar: Male and female voices in economics
On Thursday January 19th 2023, Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) will give an online presentation titled: "Male and female voices in economics." To attend this seminar, please send an e-mail to Simone Pailer (S.Pailer@cpb.nl). You will be registered at the reception or will receive a Webex-invitation via Outlook.
"Women’s voices are likely to be even more absent from economic debates than headline
figures on female under-representation suggest. Focusing on a panel of leading economists
we find that men are more willing than women to express an opinion and are more certain
and more confident in their opinions, including in areas where both are experts. Women make
up 21 per cent of the panel but 19 per cent of the opinions expressed and 14 per cent of
strong opinions. We discuss implications for the economics profession and for promoting a
genuine diversity of views."