Faculty Directors

Description

Gender differences in economic outcomes such as labor force participation and wages have received growing attention from economists in the last several decades. On average, for example, men are paid more than women for the same work. While such information is important for our understanding of the economy and people’s economic lives, the role of gender in economics goes beyond these differences. The Initiative on the Study of Gender in the Economy will explore the relevance of gender in society and the economy, analyzing differences that may exist between men and women in political, economic, and social influence around the world.

Associated Scholars

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Oct 8, 2019

Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments

Lucia Corno, Nicole Hildebrandt, Alessandra Voena
BFI Working Paper Oct 3, 2019

A Cross-Cohort Analysis of Human Capital Specialization and the College Gender Wage Gap

Carolyn Sloane, Erik Hurst, Dan Black
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Oct 2, 2019

Queens

Oeindrila Dube, S.P. Harish

Associated News

Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, but the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

CNBC Make It; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women Slowly Shifting to Higher-Paying College Majors

Wall Street Journal; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
Media Mention Jun 1, 2017

Who Gets Into More Wars, Kings or Queens?

The Economist; Oeindrila Dube