Econometrics and Economists in Employment Discrimination Litigation
Joni Hersch. 2020. Econometrics and Economists in Employment Discrimination Litigation. Journal of Legal Economics 26(1-2): pp. 5–21.
This paper, based on my keynote address to the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE) on April 25, 2019, provides an overview of my research on related issues that arise in employment discrimination litigation. I discuss (a) econometric critiques commonly raised in litigation and how these critiques relate to case outcomes; (b) the role of home production in explaining gender pay gaps; (c) valuation of sexual harassment risk; and (d) unique survey evidence on consulting experiences among economists by gender.