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A Gender Comparison of Economists' Publications


  • E. Bruce Hutchinson
  • Marc A. Loizeaux
  • Leila J. Pratt
  • Stephanie Smullen


An ordered probit model is used to examine the impact of gender and the quality of the PhD g ranting in stitution o n the publication r ecord of m ale an d f emale economists who received t heir doctorate i n 1985. This analysis indicates th at men an d women have different publ ication pa tterns regardless of where t hey r eceived t heir P hD and t hat the quality of t he P hD granting institution has n o m easurable effect o n an individual's publication record.

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  • E. Bruce Hutchinson & Marc A. Loizeaux & Leila J. Pratt & Stephanie Smullen, 2010. "A Gender Comparison of Economists' Publications," Journal for Economic Educators, Middle Tennessee State University, Business and Economic Research Center, vol. 10(2), pages 27-34, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:mts:jrnlee:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:27-34

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    gender; ordered probit model; journal publications;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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