Business: Catch-Up for Calculating Women

Female economists are on the rise after years of discrimination

Not long ago, prominent women economists were almost as scarce as generals in skirts. Today, though they must still battle prejudice, more and more women are scaling the heights of the profession. One reason: the increasing complexity of figuring out what is really happening on today's business scene has created a demand for trained economists that often makes ability outweigh gender. In short, discrimination is no longer affordable. Equally important, the rising confidence and assertiveness of women is felt in economics as in most...

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