Female Representation in the Academic Finance Profession
69 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last revised: 20 Jun 2022
Date Written: May 7, 2021
We present new data on female representation in the academic finance profession. In our sample of finance faculty at top-100 U.S. business schools during 2009–2017, only 16.0% are women. The gender imbalance manifests itself in several ways. First, after controlling for research productivity, women hold positions at lower-ranked institutions and are less likely to be full professors. There is also evidence that they are paid less. Second, women publish fewer papers. This gender gap exists in research quantity, not quality. Third, women have more female coauthors, suggesting smaller publication networks. Time-series data suggest shrinking gender gaps in recent years.
Keywords: Tenure; Gender; Salary; Academic Finance Profession
JEL Classification: I23; J16; J24; J44
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