Gender and Economics Education
The fact: "[G]ender shows up as a strong, consistent predictor of trade policy preferences. Women are much more protectionist than men."I don't know much about the gender issue, but the policy recommendation is consistent with my own view that we need to expand the study of economics.
The proposed explanation: "Women disagree with economists about free trade because fewer women study economics....We could make the gender gap of economics disappear by increasing female enrollment in economics to parity for a couple generations."
In my utopia, everyone would study the principles of economics in high school, just as everyone now studies American history. Understanding basic economics is essential for being an intelligent voter. I would be out of a job teaching ec 10, but sometimes job loss is a part of progress.