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Economist Article Highlights Research of Two A&M Professors

A recent article, “Treating the fair sex fairly”, in The Economist magazine, highlights research currently underway at Texas A&M University by Professors Maria Escobar-Lemmon and Michele Taylor-Robinson. In a forthcoming paper, Maria Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle Taylor-Robinson of Texas A&M University compare the experience and accomplishments of the men and women among 447 cabinet ministers in recent administrations in […]

A recent article, “Treating the fair sex fairly”, in The Economist magazine, highlights research currently underway at Texas A&M University by Professors Maria Escobar-Lemmon and Michele Taylor-Robinson. In a forthcoming paper, Maria Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle Taylor-Robinson of Texas A&M University compare the experience and accomplishments of the men and women among 447 cabinet ministers in recent administrations in five countries in the Americas: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States. Experience was measured by relevant academic background, previous cabinet posts and political connections; and success by the number of bills presented, length of tenure and whether a minister’s time in office ended with firing or forced resignation. The full article is available online at http://www.economist.com/news/international/21611148-female-ministers-are-fewer-their-male-colleagues-equally-effective-treating