Opinion: Why We Need More Women in Economics

Out of the 84 individuals that have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics over the last 50 years, only 2 are women: Elinor Ostrom in 2009 for her work on economic governance and just this 2019, Esther Duflo for her work on poverty eradication and developmental economics. 

This begs the question, why are women so underrepresented in economics and why should we care?

A Radical New Way to Think About Poverty

Scarcity is gripping. When we experience scarcity of any kind, we become absorbed by it.  Our brains orient themselves automatically, axiomatically, towards unfulfilled needs.

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