Heterogeneous response across genders to tonal variation in messaging: Experimental evidence

Vincenzo Galasso, Tommaso Nannicini, 22 September 2013

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Persuasion is an art which is critical to success in politics, business, and a personal career. ’Persuasive communication‘ – as defined by DellaVigna and Gentzkow (2010) – is used, for example, to convince:

Topics: Gender
Tags: advertising, experimental economics, gender, persuasive communication

The long-run gains of not mixing genders in high-school classes

Massimo Anelli, Giovanni Peri, 23 February 2013

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Gender gap in college majors and earnings

Topics: Education, Gender, Labour markets
Tags: education, gender, Italy, labour, wages, women

What explains gender differences in India? What can be done to promote shared prosperity?

Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr, Stephen D O'Connell, 22 February 2013

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Despite rapid economic growth during the last two decades, gender disparities remain deep and persistent in India (e.g. Duflo 2012, World Bank 2012). The UN Gender Inequality Index ranks India below several sub-Saharan African countries, and the World Economic Forum ranks India 113 out of 135 countries in its Global Gender Gap Report (Hausmann, Tyson and Zahidi 2011).

Topics: Development, Gender
Tags: Business, entrepreneurship, gender, India

Gender and competition

Andrew Healy, 9 December 2011

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Women continue to be underrepresented in the corridors of power. Despite recent gains, the numbers are striking. Fewer than 20% of national legislators are women. Just 3.2% of Fortune 500 companies currently have a female CEO.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Gender, Politics and economics
Tags: Behavioural economics, competition, gender

Does gender matter for academic promotion? Evidence from a randomised natural experiment

Natalia Zinovyeva, Manuel F. Bagues, 19 December 2010

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Women have historically been under-represented in top academic positions. For years, this under-representation was partly the result of the smaller number of women obtaining doctorates.

Topics: Global governance
Tags: academia, gender, sexism

Why do women leave science and engineering?

Jennifer Hunt, 22 May 2010

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American policy analysts are concerned about the declining US share in world patenting and scientific publishing. Many trace to the perceived failure of the US to educate as many scientists and engineers as “competitor” countries.

Topics: Labour markets, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: gender, innovation, science

Finance, growth and development

Thorsten Beck interviewed by Viv Davies, 14 May 2010

Thorsten Beck of Tilburg University talks to Viv Davies about his current research in the areas of finance, growth and development - and the policy lessons for developing countries. The interview was recorded at Tilburg University in April 2010.

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Topics: International finance
Tags: banking, financial liberalisation, gender

Are married women less risk-averse? If so, why?

Graziella Bertocchi, Costanza Torricelli, Marianna Brunetti, 13 March 2010

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A growing literature has explored gender differences in making financial decisions. At the same time, there is a parallel literature on the implications of marital status. This research generally reveals a higher degree of risk aversion among women and single people.

Topics: Financial markets, Labour markets
Tags: gender, marriage, risk aversion

Do employers discriminate by gender in female-dominated occupations? Results from a field experiment

Alison Booth, Andrew Leigh, 2 February 2010

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Studies of gender pay and employment differentials typically focus on survey-based data. Yet equilibrium outcomes reflect both productive traits and labour market discrimination.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: Discrimination, equality, gender

The gender of American academic leaders matters

Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 25 January 2010

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Over the last 30 years, the percentage of women receiving PhDs from American universities has increased from around 25% to 45%.

Topics: Education
Tags: gender, leaders, Universities

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