Monday, September 15, 2008

So, Summers was right after all?

Lawrence Summers lost his job as Harvard President for discussing possible genetic reasons for the gender gap in science. Now, the data say that he may have been into something, but the spin is in a different direction. Here is Alex Tabarrok. Here is Mankiw on the same topic.

In the meantime, Harvard missed an opportunity to hire a top female economist. People at Berkeley are very happy, but the decision by Harvard's first female president is hard to rationalize.
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