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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Female Economists Report Rampant Sexual Harassment And Gender Discrimination

AEA LogoFollowing up on my previous posts:

A new survey and accompanying letter from the American Economic Association reveal rampant sexual harassment and gender and racial discrimination in the economics profession.

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These reports are discouraging for two reasons. First, women should not be harassed for being women. Second, the reports tempt people making hiring decisions to disfavor women illegally because of potential harassment claims. This second factor increases every time a false complaint is publicized. People who selfishly make false claims need to grow a conscience.

Posted by: AMTbuff | Mar 19, 2019 11:37:54 AM

In a field that is only interested in things they can quantify, this is not especially surprising

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Mar 20, 2019 4:10:17 AM

A bit ironic since it is a basic conclusion of economics that discrimination of any kind in the workplace is inefficient!

Posted by: Victor Thuronyi | Mar 20, 2019 5:58:52 AM