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The Status of Women in Environmental Economics


  • Subhra Bhattacharjee
  • Joseph A. Herriges
  • Catherine L. Kling


This article examines the status of women in the environmental economics profession in terms of their representation and impact. Three indicators are used to gauge the status of women in the profession. They are the representation of women in academia in the United States and Canada, the publication profiles of female environmental economists, and the representation of women in the roles of leadership within the professional association and lead journal of the profession. In a survey of schools with graduate programs in environmental economics, we find that female environmental economists are better represented in the faculty of noneconomics departments than in those of economics departments. A study of the publication profiles of women in the profession's main journal, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, indicates that women publish fewer articles on average than their male counterparts, and their papers receive fewer citations on average. Women are well represented in the leadership of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and also in editorial positions at the Journal of Environment Economics and Management. Copyright 2007, Oxford University Press.

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  • Subhra Bhattacharjee & Joseph A. Herriges & Catherine L. Kling, 2007. "The Status of Women in Environmental Economics," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 1(2), pages 212-227, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:renvpo:v:1:y:2007:i:2:p:212-227

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    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General


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