Women and Economics
Price: £8/ £6
Women and Economics
Economics has a problem with women and it’s getting worse, not better. The proportion of women studying the subject in the UK is declining, and economics is one of the most male-dominated academic disciplines. There is a similar dismal pattern elsewhere, a leaky pipeline of more and more women dropping out at every career stage. Diane Coyle explains why this is an existential issue for economics and discusses how damaging ‘Boys’ Own Economics’ can be when economists have such a key influence on public debate and policy. Examining contributions from prominent women in the field – including Joan Robinson, Elinor Ostrom and Edith Penrose – she explores what needs to be done to fix the problem.
Links to articles providing background material for this event are in the blog Diane Coyle.
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