Discrimination in Scientific Review - A natural field experiment on blind versus non-blind review
AbstractThis paper analyzes the impacts of gender, as well as other author characteristics, on reviewers’ grading of papers submitted to an international conference in economics in Sweden in 2008. Correcting for other variables, including country and research field as well as researcher academic level, we focus on the difference in grades between blind and non-blind review treatments. We find little effect of non-blind reviewing and no significant evidence of gender or any other type of discrimination. Furthermore, we do not find any significant difference between the average grading by female and male reviewers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 419.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 09 Dec 2009
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Publication status: Published as Carlsson, Fredrik, Åsa Löfgren and Thomas Sterner, 'Discrimination in Scientific Review - A natural field experiment on blind versus non-blind review' in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, pages 500-519.
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Gender discrimination; review;
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- Fredrik Carlsson & Åsa Löfgren & Thomas Sterner, 2012. "Discrimination in Scientific Review: A Natural Field Experiment on Blind versus Non-Blind Reviews," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 114(2), pages 500-519, 06.
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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