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Author's gender affects the rating of academic articles: Evidence from an incentivized, deception-free laboratory experiment

Michal Krawczyk and Magdalena Smyk

No 2014-07, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: In this study we sought to verify the hypothesis that a researcher’s gender affects evaluation of his or her work, especially in fields in which women are a small minority. To this end we asked a sample of economics majors to rate papers written by mixed-gender couples, indicating that they were (co-) authored by a “female economist”, “male economist”, “young female economist” or “young male economist”. While the age factor played no role, female authors received lower ratings. This effect was independent of the subject's gender.

Keywords: women in science; laboratory experiment; gender bias (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2014
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