Women academics earn less than men, even after controlling for a range of productivity-related covariates. However, the latter usually do not include direct measures of research productivity. This paper uses data from the Higher Education Statistical Authority (HESA) confirming the existence of unconditional and conditional gender wage gaps. Data separately collected for the recent 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) shows men are more research productive but that after controlling for academic grade there is no gender productivity gap. For both wage and productivity gaps, there are barriers for women to achieve the research productivity needed to be promoted, and reducing these would go a long way to eliminating such gaps.
Harris, R., & Mate-Sanchez-Val, M. (2022). Gender pay and productivity in UK universities: Evidence from research-intensive Business Schools. Economics Letters, 218, Article 110738. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110738