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Random Link: Where Are The Female Economics Bloggers?

March 27th, 2011 · 19 Comments
Fun With Math · Gender · Random Links

That’s the question that Matthew Kahn poses in The Christian Science Monitor: There are 39 women who rank in the top 1000 and 0 of them blog. Contrast that with the men. Consider the top 100 men. In this elite subset; at least 8 of them blog. Consider the men ranked between 101 and 200. [...]

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Tags: Fun With Math · Gender · Random Links

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Comparative Advantage And Gains From Trade, Feminazi Edition…

March 17th, 2010 · 15 Comments
Econ 101 · Gender

A few months back, slate.com decided to spin off its blog for female-centric issues, XX Factor, into its own standalone online publication. Well, that didn’t work so well, so XX Factor is back under the Slate hierarchy. I feel like I am beginning to understand why. So, in case it wasn’t obvious, I am in [...]

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Sex As an Incentive…

July 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Gender · Incentives

(Not that I ever would, given the title of the site… ) I love this…Leymah Gbowee of Liberia seems to have figured out the power of incentives better than most corporate executives ever will- she, among other things, organized a sex strike in Liberia in which Liberian women refuse to sleep with their partners until [...]

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T-Mobile Nicely Illustrates My Life’s Work…

May 27th, 2009 · 12 Comments
Advertising · Discrimination · Gender · Just For Fun

I think I might be the only person to use my Tivo for the express purpose of watching commercials rather than skipping them. It’s my version of stopping to smell the roses, really…and if I hadn’t stopped, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon the following advertisement from T-Mobile, which really did speak to me (video after [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Discrimination · Gender · Just For Fun

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Confirmation Bias (And Stereotypes) In Action…

May 26th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Discrimination · Gender

Sometimes the posts write themselves, really. From a Facebook reader: “I was totally surprised to see a girl pic when I got to this page! I came across your writing today for the first time and after a few articles I imagined a dude writing them… I guess that just shows how some people (maybe [...]

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Tags: Behavioral Econ · Discrimination · Gender

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On The Importance Of Being Likable…

May 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Gender · Happiness

(For the record, I might have had to look up how to spell likable…even dictionary.com wasn’t clear on the matter, but, since for “likeable” it just said “see likable”, I went with the latter.) So we all probably remember how Larry Summers got himself in trouble at Harvard for reporting on academic hypotheses and findings that [...]

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Tags: Gender · Happiness