Claudia Goldin

(1946 - )
Claudia Goldin
“Using the audition data, we find that the screen increases -by 50 percent- the probability that a woman will be advanced from certain preliminary rounds and increases by severalfold the likelihood that a woman will be selected in the final round. By the use of the roster data, the switch to blind auditions can explain 30 percent of the increase in the proportion female among new hires and possibly 25 percent of the increase in the percentage female in the orchestras from 1970 to 1996. As in research in economics and other fields on double-blind refereeing (see, e.g., Blank, 1991), the impact of a blind procedure is toward impartiality and the costs to the journal (here to the orchestra) are relatively small. We conclude that the adoption of the screen and blind auditions served to help female musicians in their quest for orchestral positions.”
Dans “Orchestrating Impartiality”

Quelques publications

1990 - Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women
2000 – “Orchestrating Impartiality: The Effect of ‘Blind’ Auditions on Female Musicians” (avec Cecilia Rouse)
2008 - The Race between Education and Technology (avec Lawrence Katz)
2014 – “A grand gender convergence: Its last chapter”