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Thank you all very much, I have been reading with great interest and
enthusiasm!

John

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 9:21 AM Zalewski, Dave <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
>
> Interesting conversation! Attached is an article related to Bob's post
> that appeared in the June 2018 issue of Finance and Development.
>
>
> Dave
>
>
> David Zalewski
> Professor, School of Business
> Providence College
> Ryan Center 252
> Providence, RI 02918
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> Daphne Greenwood <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Friday, August 31, 2018 3:26:48 PM
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> *Subject:* [External] Re: [AFEEMAIL] Why don't women major in econ?
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> Re John’s analysis .. Absolutely... same holds for many minority students.
>
> Daphne
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> Sent by iPhone so anything strange was  authored by auto complete 😔
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> On Aug 31, 2018, at 11:22 AM, Bob Lucore <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> John,
> That would seem closely related to the research done by Ann Mari May and
> others. If I am remembering the findings correctly, women economists are
> much more likely to recommend solutions to economic problems that don't
> rely on the obsolete market mentality.
>
> Bob
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> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 1:09 PM John Harvey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Dear AFEE Friends,
>
> I have been working on an initiative to increase the representation of
> women and minorities in our program (we run at or near the bottom on
> campus). As we all know, this is a pervasive problem not limited to TCU by
> any means.
>
> As I dig into this, I find literature that refers to the greater
> sensitivity of women to intro econ grades, the desire for clearer career
> options by women, the lack of role models in our discipline, etc. What I
> haven't seen is anyone saying that our core problem is Neoclassical theory.
> Surely someone has done so?  It seems to me that if I’m a member of a
> minority or a woman (or both) and I hear from my mainstream intro econ
> instructor that the market objectively determines what I deserve to earn,
> I’m done with econ. Sure, they’ll tack on a dummy variable or mention
> “frictions” or “imperfections,” but that’s clearly not the core theory and
> the latter will not strike me as a relevant to my experiences. On the other
> hand, if I’m a white male–particularly one with a bit of a chip on my
> shoulder–then this is what I’ve been looking for. Sorry I get paid more,
> but I deserve it!
>
> My own informal survey work has looked at women who decided to pick econ
> anyway (our alumni), so this was clearly not a problem for them. But it is
> my sense that this is the real reason women stay away from us is
> Neoclassicism.
>
> What say you all? Does that ring true or am I missing something?
>
> John
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