How we can improve gender diversity in economics

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Women are drastically underrepresented in economics. Today in the US, women account for only one-third of economics majors, one-third of first-year PhD in economics students and one-third of newly minted PhDs (Lundberg and Stearns 2019). 

As in any field, people studying economics bring unique perspectives as they analyse problems and suggest solutions. Having more diversity in economics will introduce a broader set of research questions and teaching curricula, as women (and other

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