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4th IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics: "Women in Leadership"

Organizers: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA), Christian Zimpelmann (IZA)
Date:September 17, 2021 - September 18, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ Q&A: 10 minutes +++

Friday, September 17:

14:00 - 14:15   Welcome and Introduction
14:15 - 15:00   Keynote
    Andrea Weber (Central European University and IZA)
  "Female Leadership and Gender Gaps within Firms: Evidence from an Italian Board Reform"
15:00 - 15:30   Social Break in Breakout Rooms
        Session A: Gender Quotas and Boards
15:30 - 16:00   Helene Maghin (KU Leuven)
  "Cracks in the Boards: The Opportunity Cost of Governance Homogeneity"
16:00 - 16:30   Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy), Mario Cannella (Northwestern University), Sauro Mocetti (Bank of Italy), Giacomo Roma (Bank of Italy)
  "Board Composition and Performance of State-Owned Enterprises: Quasi-Experimental Evidence"
16:30 - 17:00   Esther Chevrot-Bianco (University of Copenhagen)
  "It Only Takes a Strong Tie: Board Gender Quotas and Network-Based Hiring"
17:00 - 17:15   Biological Break
        Session B: The Importance of Networks
17:15 - 17:45   Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA), Emma von Essen (Stockholm University)
  "Network Connections and Board Seats - Are Female Networks Less Valuable"
17:45 - 18:15   Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University), Menaka Hampole (Northwestern University), Ashley Wong (Northwestern University)
  "Peer Effects and the Gender Gap in Corporate Leadership: Evidence from MBA Students"

Saturday, September 18:

        Session C: Social Institutions and Leadership
14:00 - 14:30   Gozde Corekcioglu (Kadir Has University), Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Marco Francesconi (University of Essex and IZA)
  "Can Parental Leave Break the Glass Ceiling?"
14:30 - 15:00   Valeria Ferraro (Boston College)
  "Media Focus and Executive Turnover: Consequences for Female Leadership"
15:00 - 15:30   Parallel Session D: Paper Discussions
    Note: Papers will not be presented. Instead, participants who have read one of the papers beforehand will discuss the paper and give feedback to the respective author. If you are interested to take part in the discussion, please get familiar with one of the papers and join us in the assigned breakout room.
    Francisco J. Pino (University of Chile and IZA), Magdalena Delaporte (University of Chile)
  "Female Political Representation and Violence Against Women: Evidence from Brazil"
    Chair: Damian Clarke (University of Chile and IZA)
Discussants: Meera Mahadevan (UC Irvine), Jinglin Wen (University of Glasgow)
    Zoe Cullen (Harvard Business School), Ricardo Perez-Truglia (UC Berkeley)
  "The Old Boys' Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap"
    Chair: Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University)
Discussants: Esther Chevrot-Bianco (University of Copenhagen), Valeria Ferraro (Boston College)
    Joanne Tan (Singapore Management University), Nicolo Dalvit (World Bank), Aseem Patel (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Inter-Firm Hierarchies and Gender Gaps"
    Chair: Christian Zimpelmann (IZA)
Discussants: Gozde Corekcioglu (Kadir Has University), Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA), Andrea Weber (Central European University and IZA)
    Britt Bolin (University of Mannheim)
  "Gender Quotas and the Path to Power: Evidence from Italy"
    Chair: Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
Discussants: Carmela Accettura (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy), Helene Maghin (KU Leuven)
15:30 - 15:45   Biological Break
        Session E: Women in Politics I

15:45 - 16:15   Carmela Accettura (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Paola Profeta (Bocconi University)
  "Gender Differences in Political Budget Cycles"
16:15 - 16:45   Damian Clarke (University of Chile and IZA), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Warwick and IZA), Joseph Gomes (UC Louvain), Atheendar Venkataramani (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Maternal Mortality and Women’s Political Power"
16:45 - 17:15   Social Break in Breakout Rooms
        Session F: Women in Politics II

17:15 - 17:45   Meera Mahadevan (UC Irvine), Maulik Jagnani (University of Colorado, Denver)
  "Women Leaders Improve Environmental Outcomes: Evidence from Crop Fires in India"
17:45 - 18:15   Jinglin Wen (University of Glasgow)
  "Female Mayors and Violence Against Women: Evidence from the U.S."