The certainty trap – Why data may not be wrong but not right either

We are used to data and numbers being accurate demonstrations of our world. They are clear, hard facts of the issues they are describing. People think of data and statistics as something definitive and clear and tend to be trusting towards it. If someone wants to support an argument it is not rare to support it by statistics and numbers. It gives the verbal argument a more scientific and certain foundation and makes it therefore more trustworthy.

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A Letter to Senior Economists

Dear senior U.S. economists, I’m scared. I feel like I’m throwing myself into shark-infested waters. Do you think I’m talking about my overburdened workload? My newfound professional networks? My eagerness…

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We need to do more

We recently shared An Open Letter to Economic Institutions In The Face of #BlackLivesMatter by The Sadie Collective because we felt that to remain silent and distanced from the subject…

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Issues in Focus – The Gender Data Gap

Throughout the month of April 2021, the Women in Economics Initiative highlighted the “Gender Data Gap” on its varying platforms of outreach. For anyone who missed it or who is…

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Thinking Like a Gender Economist 101

Do women face discrimination in job interviews, for reasons related to their gender? Do men actually earn more, for the same amount and quality of work? Do people face career…

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Empowered Women Empower Women

The integration of women is one of the most significant changes labour markets have seen in the past century.[1] Still there are distinguishable gender representation gaps in specific types of employment…

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PwC International Men’s Day

PwC has committed itself to fostering global gender equality by engaging men as advocates for change, and by acknowledging and challenging the gender bias that exists both in the workplace and…

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