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A Gender Comparison of Economists' Publication Records

29 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2004  

E. Bruce Hutchinson

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Marc A. Loizeaux

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Department of Mathematics

Leila J. Pratt

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Stephanie Smullen

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Date Written: February 2007

Abstract

This research examines the journal publication record of male and female economists who were awarded the Ph. D. in economics by U.S. and Canadian universities in 1985. Tables track the publication history of males and females as well as the entire sample year-by-year for fifteen years. Chi-squared tests indicate that there is no statistical difference in the publication histories of the males and females even though males comprised approximately 84 percent of the population.

T-tests however do show statistical differences during the fifteen-year period between those economists who published only one article and those who published additional articles and between those who published two articles and those who published three or more.

JEL Classification: J16

Suggested Citation

Hutchinson, E. Bruce and Loizeaux, Marc A. and Pratt, Leila J. and Smullen, Stephanie, A Gender Comparison of Economists' Publication Records (February 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=605482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.605482

E. Bruce Hutchinson (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Philosophy & Religion (#2753)
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
423-755-4180 (Phone)
423-425-2385 (Fax)

Marc A. Loizeaux

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Department of Mathematics ( email )

Department of Philosophy & Religion (#2753)
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
423-425-4036 (Phone)

Leila J. Pratt

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Philosophy & Religion (#2753)
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
423-744-4138 (Phone)
423-425-2385 (Fax)

Stephanie Smullen

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga ( email )

601 Semi Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37415
United States

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