Discrimination in Scientific Review - A natural field experiment on blind versus non-blind review
This 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.
|Date of creation:||09 Dec 2009|
|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.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Box 640, SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden|
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