Women and economics

A selection of stories by and about women in economics marking the 2019 Penrose lectures in memory of Prof Edith Penrose — a pioneer in the disciplines of economics and management — at Soas, University of London.

Few women reach senior positions — and the root of the problem lies in education

Female economists are making a breakthrough in male-dominated field

When she’s not tackling the failings of modern capitalism, the Italian-American economist hits the swimming pool to unwind

There are gaps in the way we gather statistics that have far-reaching effects

Study shows female economists are more open to new thinkers than their male peers

The discipline must stop treating women as if they were rare birds

The FT talks to A-level students about the 'dismal science'