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Gender gaps in the evaluation of research: evidence from submissions to economics conferences (Updated March 2020)

Laura Hospido () and Carlos Sanz

No 1918, Working Papers from Banco de España

Abstract: We study gender differences in the evaluation of submissions to economics conferences. Using data from the Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (2015-2017), the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Economic Association (2012-2017), and the Spring Meeting of Young Economists (2017), we find that all-female-authored papers are 3.3 p.p. (6.8%) less likely to be accepted than all-male-authored papers. This gap is present after controlling for number of authors of the paper; referee fixed effects; field; cites of the paper; authors’ previous publication record, affiliations, and experience; and connections between the authors of a given paper and the referees that evaluate it. We provide evidence suggesting that the gap is driven by stereotypes against female authors: it is entirely driven by male referees, only exists for lesser-known authors, and seems larger in more masculine fields, especially in finance.

Keywords: gender; economics profession; academic labor market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A1 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2019-07, Revised 2020-03
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