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张舰:Sex and the Economics Student in China

[发表时间]:2010-12-06 [浏览次数]:

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一、主讲人:张舰中央财经大学经济学院应用经济系副主任  

二、演讲题目:Sex and the Economics Student inChina  

三、评议人:张苏博士,中央财经大学经济学院,副院长,副教授  

史宇鹏博士,中央财经大学经济学院应用经济学系副主任,讲师  

四、讲座时间:2010年12月15日(周三) 18:30—20:00  

五、讲座地点:中央财经大学经济学院会议室  

六、讲稿摘要:  

Motivated by a widely observed phenomenon inChinathat female college students outperform male students in economics and most of social science subjects, this paper examines gender differences in the performance of college students in the intermediate microeconomics course inChina. In stark contrast to what has been documented in the existing literature, which primarily focuses on developed countries and the U.S. in particular, I find that holding constant the observed student characteristics, female students on average appear to earnhigherscores than male students in China. I further find that the fact that female college students outperform male students inChinais not because of female students’ ability, family background and other unobservable intangible student characteristics. Instead, it is simply a result of female students exerting more effort than male students. The reason why female students exert more effort in learning economics remains unclear.

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2010年12月13日