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Anonymous job applications of fresh Ph.D. economists

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  • Krause, Annabelle
  • Rinne, Ulf
  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

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This paper analyzes anonymous job applications of Ph.D. economists in the academic job market. We use data on interview invitations from a randomized experiment at a European-based research institution. Results show that the underrepresented gender was hurt by anonymous applications.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 441-444

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:441-444

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Keywords: Annual job market; Discrimination; Randomized experiment;

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  1. Anonymous applications on the Economics PhD market. Really?
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2011-12-15 14:55:00
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Cited by:
  1. Krause, Annabelle & Rinne, Ulf & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2011. "Anonymous Job Applications of Fresh Ph.D. Economists," IZA Discussion Papers 6100, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Krause, Annabelle & Rinne, Ulf & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2012. "Anonymous Job Applications in Europe," IZA Discussion Papers 7096, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Marco Caliendo & Steffen Künn, 2012. "Getting back into the Labor Market: The Effects of Start-up Subsidies for Unemployed Females," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1260, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Chen, Jihui Susan & Liu, Qihong & Billger, Sherrilyn M., 2012. "Where Do New Ph.D. Economists Go? Evidence from Recent Initial Job Placements," IZA Discussion Papers 6990, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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