Lorenzo Ductor, Sanjeev Goyal, Anja Prummer

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We connect gender disparities in research output and collaboration patterns in economics. We first document large gender gaps in research output. These gaps persist across fifty years despite a significant increase in the fraction of women in economics during that time. We further show that output differences are closely related to differences in the coauthorship networks of men and women: women have fewer collaborators, collaborate more often with the same coauthors, and a higher fraction of their coauthors collaborate with each other. Taking into account coauthorship networks reduces the gender output gap by 18%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1378
Number of pages13
JournalReview of Economics and Statistics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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