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Travis C. Hearn

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
United States

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June 2019Publication, Compensation, and the Public Affairs Discount: Does Gender Play a Role?
with Lori L. Taylor, Kalena E. Cortes: w26022
This paper presents on three new styled facts: first, schools of public affairs hire many economists; second, those economists are disproportionately female; and third, salaries in schools of public affairs are, on average, lower than salaries in mainline departments of economics. We seek to understand the linkage, if any, among these facts. We assembled a unique database of over 2,150 faculty salary profiles from the top 50 Schools of Public Affairs in the United States as well as the corresponding Economics and Political Science departments. For each faculty member we obtained salary data to analyze the relationship between scholarly discipline, department placement, gender, and annual salary compensation. We found substantial pay differences based on departmental affiliation, significan...
 
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