Women remain an undervalued and underrepresented group in the fields of economics and finance. This series focuses on contributions made by women, and some of the fundamentals of gender bias in the field.

Elinor Ostrom and the Poverty of Economics

       As co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor Elinor Ostrom could have expected the praise of her colleagues for a lifetime of work analyzing the economic governance of common pool resources.  Instead, they noted that "the economics profession is going to hate the prize going to Ostrom even more than the Republicans hated the Peace Prize going to Obama."

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Man Devalued

      Historian Robert McElvaine illuminates the ancient origins of the economic battle of the sexes - and how it still affects us today.  

Breaking New Ground: Women and the New Deal

      From creating a special women's division in the Depression-era Federal Emergency Relief Administration to appointing Frances Perkins Secretary of the Department of Labor, the Roosevelts did much to create a New Deal for women.