Gender gaps in the evaluation of research: evidence from submissions to economics conferences (Updated March 2020)
Laura Hospido () and
No 1918, Working Papers from Banco de España
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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