Wall Street Diversifies Itself Wall street is an unlikely vanguard against corporate America’s diversity problem. The white shoes of investment management are still worn almost exclusively by white men. So it’s notable that the surging business of exchange-traded funds, or … Continue reading Diversity matters
Can Financial Inclusion Change Gender Norms? Imagine a young married woman living in a small village in rural India. If the opportunities to work in the village are limited, she may choose to supplement her household’s income by participating in … Continue reading Women’s empowerment
The real name fallacy People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced … Continue reading The anonymity problem
A global survey shows women are more satisfied with their lives than men are Women are happier than men. Or so they say. Across the vast majority of countries where surveys have been conducted, the average woman responds that they … Continue reading The happiness gender gap
Fixing Discrimination in Online Marketplaces In the late 1980s, law professors Ian Ayres and Peter Siegelman set out to learn whether blacks and women got the same deals as white men when buying a new car. They trained 38 people—some … Continue reading Digital discrimination
The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration Why do so many Americans oppose immigration, and why has it become a central issue in the presidential campaign? A growing body of research suggests that the answer isn’t economic anxiety, or … Continue reading Are you hostile to others?
The truth about the gender wage gap Nearly 10,000 people graduated with MBAs from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business between 1990 and 2006. In 2009, three economists decided to study a quarter of those graduates. They asked a … Continue reading Why does the gender wage gap exist?