[SydPhil] HPS Research Seminar, Monday 13, November 2023 at 5:30pm

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School of History and Philosophy of Science
[The University of Sydney]


No interest:
Gender and inquiry in academic finance

Cordelia Fine (Unimelb)

Dates: Monday, 13/11/2023
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Michael Spence Building (F23), Level 5, Room 501
How to register: Free, no registration required

Abstract: Women are disadvantaged globally in finance-related laws, leadership and outcomes. We investigate gender-related inquiry in academic finance, and its association with authorship gender. Analysis of the authorship of more than 125,000 academic finance articles published between 1918 and 2020 revealed persistent dominance of US-based men. We then used the natural language processing technique of topic modelling to infer topics, revealing gendered patterns of publishing. Fewer than one percent of articles investigated sex/gender questions, most commonly the instrumental benefits of women for others. Women were overrepresented as authors of the even smaller number of studies investigating gender barriers to financial outcomes and well-being. In line with the concept of situated knowledge, central to feminist epistemology, our results suggest that women’s marginalization as authors and editors in academic finance is related to dominant knowledge practices that disadvantage them.

This work is in collaboration with Dr Nitin Yadav and Professor Carsten Murawski, Centre for Brain, Mind & Markets, Department of Finance, The University of Melbourne.

Bio: Professor Cordelia Fine is a professor in the History & Philosophy of Science programme in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her work analyses scientific and popular biological explanations of behavioural sex differences and workplace gender inequalities, explores the effects of gender-related attitudes and biases on judgements and decision-making, and contributes to debates about workplace gender equality. Her most recent book, Testosterone Rex (2017, Norton) won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, and she writes regularly for a general audience, including in New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times and The Monthly. More information about her work is available at cordelia-fine.com<http://www.cordelia-fine.com/>

Zoom link<https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/83738506747>

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