Weekend list #9

The gender gap in economics enrolment: where does it arise

Girls are less likely to apply for a bachelor’s degree in Economics, even if once they apply their likelihood of enroling is the same as for boys. Full paper here.

Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A field experiment on labour market discrimination

A modern classic. During the experiment white-sounding names receive 50% more callbacks for interviews than African-American names.

Why so few American economists are studying inequality

In recent years, it’s been European scholars who have written the blockbuster papers on the topic.

In it together: why less inequality benefits all

Growth has disproportionally benefited higher income groups while lower income households have been left behind. An OECD publication.

Why is the penalty of inequality so high in India? (video)

A talk by Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. Also watch the Q&A.