Lady Economist

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Why I Became a Lady Economist

I’ve found it satisfying to master a field that’s considered a boy’s club. But what does it say about me, as a staunch feminist, if I’m relying on masculinity to convey my worth?
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On Privilege and the Ph.D.

Graduate study is increasingly out of reach for those not born into the right circumstances. More of us pursuing advanced degrees should acknowledge that.
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The Rise of the Lady Adjuncts

A disproportionate number of contingent professors are women. What’s going on—and what can we do about it?
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‘Woman’ as a Qualifying Adjective

When we chose Lady Economist as the name for our blog, we knew we were playing with loaded terminology. But the criticism we faced taught us a lot about where women stand in academia.