Economics…The Gender Problem

Do you think women are referenced enough in the history of economic thought? Given there have only been two female Nobel prize winners, could a lack of role models be contributing to this gender divide? A recent FT article, titled “fixing economics’ gender problem,” argued that change to make economics more representative is overdue. Two of Europe’s top female economists, Isabel Schnabel of the European Central Bank and Margarita Delgado, deputy governor of the Bank of Spain, told the paper that the profession needed to do more to help women advance. On the panel , the economist and author Vicky Pryce, economist and author, chief economic adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Rachel Cole is Head of Economics and Business at St Edward’s School in Cheltenham and Chief Examiner for EdExcel Economics. A-Level examiner and economist Rachel Cole, and the IEA’s Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton.