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Professor Modestino featured in the Northeastern News

Northeastern associate professor of public policy and urban affairs and member of the WGSS executive committee Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino appeared in the Northeastern News recently for a new study she contributed to about the extra scrutiny women face in economic seminars. Modestino and her colleagues found that women receive, on average, three to four more questions than their male counterparts, as well as being more likely to receive suggestions, clarifying questions, and questions that could be classified as hostile or aggressive. The more disruptive audience members in attendance, on the other hand, were disproportionately male. Modestino expressed concern that this stark difference could have an effect on a woman’s career by disrupting their seminars and putting them at a disadvantage. She also asserted that having a “particularly demoralizing,” experience at a seminar could lead a woman to leave the field or no longer attend economic seminars, causing the field to lose the brainpower of these women. You can find the full article with more details on Professor Modestino’s research here: https://news.northeastern.edu/2020/01/14/is-there-implicit-gender-bias-in-the-field-of-economics/?utm_so

Published On: January 16, 2020 |
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