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:

  • Customers to purchase a new product.
  • A recruiting committee to award a promotion.
  • Citizens to vote for a candidate.

Most often this persuasion is exerted by individuals, firms or political parties who send competing messages to potential receivers.

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Topics:  Gender

Tags:  gender, experimental economics, advertising, 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

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Topics:  Education Gender Labour markets

Tags:  Italy, education, wages, gender, women, labour

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).

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Topics:  Development Gender

Tags:  gender, entrepreneurship, India, Business

Gender and competition

Andrew Healy 09 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. Such continuing gender disparities appear to fly in the face of the elimination of gender gaps in areas such as higher education, where we now see more women graduating from universities than men.

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Topics:  Frontiers of economic research Gender Politics and economics

Tags:  competition, gender, Behavioural economics

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. Currently, women account for about half of PhD graduates, but the increased presence of women at the lower rungs of the academic ladder has not translated into proportional increases in the presence of women at the top, particularly among full professors. For instance, in Spain, the presence of women among PhD graduates has grown from 36% to 49% over the last 20 years.

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Topics:  Global governance

Tags:  gender, academia, 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.

One possible solution to this problem is to increase skilled immigration in science and engineering. An alternative is to increase the number of natives in science and engineering, with the under-represented groups of women and minorities as obvious targets.

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Topics:  Labour markets Productivity and Innovation

Tags:  gender, innovation, science

Finance, growth and development

Thorsten Beck interviewed by Viv Davies,

Date Published

Fri, 05/14/2010

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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. Studies such as Sundén and Surette (1998), Jianakoplos and Bernasek (1998), and Barber and Odean (2001) consider marital status and gender jointly and conclude that single women exhibit the most cautious attitude.

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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 02 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.

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Topics:  Labour markets

Tags:  gender, Discrimination, equality

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%.

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Topics:  Education

Tags:  Universities, gender, leaders

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