Economics profession has a culture problem – Yellen

Janet Yellen

There is a need for a cultural shift within the economics profession, according to former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Speaking on International Women’s Day (March 8), Yellen discussed the many issues facing women looking to enter the economics profession.

“There is an implicit bias against women within the profession,” Yellen, now US Treasury secretary, told International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva. “There is a culture problem in the profession, and we need to

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