nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2020‒08‒10
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Where Have All the Working Papers Gone? Evidence from Four Major Economics Working Paper Series By Alexandra Baumann; Klaus Wohlrabe
  2. Women in economics: A UK Perspective By Danula K. Gamage; Almudena Sevilla; Sarah Smith

  1. By: Alexandra Baumann; Klaus Wohlrabe
    Abstract: Working papers or preprints have become an important part in the scientific landscape. Such papers present research before (potentially) being published in refereed journals. But is every working paper finally published in a journal? We answer this question for four major working paper series in economics. Based on linked data in RePEc and a random sample we provide an estimate of 66.5% of more than 28,000 investigated working papers that are published in a journal. About 8% are released as a book chapter. For the remaining 25.5% we find no evidence for what happened to the article.
    Keywords: working paper, journals, scholary communication, publication analysis, RePEc
    JEL: A12 A14
    Date: 2020
  2. By: Danula K. Gamage; Almudena Sevilla; Sarah Smith
    Abstract: The status of women in economics in the US has come increasingly under the spotlight. We exploit high quality administrative data to paint the first comprehensive picture of the status of women in UK academic economics departments in research-intensive universities. Our evidence indicates that, as in the US, women in economics are under-represented and are paid less than men. The issues facing women in economics in the UK are similar to other disciplines particularly STEM but have received less national policy attention to date. We conclude with a discussion of interventions that might improve the status of women in academia and we present new evidence that a UK academic diversity programme (Athena Swan) has narrowed the gender pay gap at a senior level.
    Date: 2020–07–23

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