Women and Economics: Diane Coyle delivers the sixth 2018 Coleridge Lecture, examining the implications of the male-domination of the study of economics.

Diane Coyle

This blog provides links to relevant background material for this event, which takes place on 8 May 2018.

Blogs by Diane Coyle

No Ordinary Woman: Book Review 1 December 2017

… it is inspiring to read about a woman who accomplished so much against great odds… Edith Penrose has to join the pantheon of female economists we’ve been preparing.

Women in Economics 30 August 2017

… the ‘publish or perish’ culture for young academics makes it impossible for the primary carer of young children to achieve the expected publication targets; this is usually the woman even in apparently egalitarian couples.

Economics and Its Women Problem 8 March 2015

There’s no quick fix; it will take a mixture of encouraging female role models for young women economists and students (especially while still at school), making sure all-male panels don’t feature at conferences, raising the consciousness of hiring and promotion panels so they do not confuse “best candidate” with “male”, and so on.

Articles by Diane Coyle

The World Economic Forum: Globalization has left people behind. This is what we should do about it – 5 January 2017

History shows that when a significant proportion of people feel pessimistic about the future, crises that might otherwise be manageable can quickly spiral out of control. We can’t afford to take several more decades to get policy right.

Prospect: The Budget downgrade: productivity crunch – 13 November 2017

The attention of officials in Brexit Britain is focused, laser-like, on productivity. Away from the world of policy and economics, the term washes over most people as business-speak. For those responsible for policy, however, productivity is not just an important question: it is the question.

Listen Again: Diane Coyle at the Festival of Economics 2016/

with Diane Coyle, Jonathan Haskel, Helen Simpson, Stian Westlake and Rory Cellan-Jones (Chair)

Innovation is the economic buzzword of the moment but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Some economists think all the important innovations happened long ago and we need to get used to a world where technology is no longer driving constantly rising living standards. So why is innovation considered to be a good thing? Can government policy do anything to make the economy more innovative? And if so, how can it make sure we get useful innovations rather than hipster gadgets?