If you were to listen closely to a meeting of economists, you’d likely hear men dominating the conversation. Veteran economist Mary C. Daly describes how male members of her profession often seem amazed when she makes a major presentation and posits that some of that reaction occurs because she is a woman. According to Daly, leaders in the field of economics need to consciously promote gender and minority inclusion. getAbstract recommends this eye-opening article to anyone interested in increasing female representation and participation in the field of economics.
About the Author
Mary C. Daly is the director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.