Saturday, March 05, 2005

Lawrence Summers comments though controversial but sucessful in initiating more research

Summers is a notable economist. Development economists talk about him often especially when they use famous Summer-Heston cross country data set for their research. In my personal unbaised opinion! He did a good job in generating a controversy as he was expected to do so by the NBER conference organizers. We will owe him all the research initiatives on gender and productivity issues which will follow his remarks in coming years.
Probably the gender gap has been one of the most neglected area among economist doing research on growth and productivity. Not any more! The time magazine has responded to the hottest debate in its most recent issue. It is interesting to see how times magzine looks inside the brain of a man and woman and gender disparities in science.


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