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COSME: Gender Economics Workshop 2016

Social Sciences Scientific Meeting May 26-27, 2016 Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces Vitruvio 5. 28006 Madrid

Organized by:

Fundación Ramón Areces

In cooperation with:

COSME (subcommittee of the Spanish Economic Association)

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Scientific Committee: Caterina Calsamiglia (CEMFI), Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Lidia Farré (Universidad de Barcelona), Rosa Ferrer (Universidad Pompeu Fabra), Luisa Fuster (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Libertad González (Universidad Pompeu Fabra), Ana Isabel Moro (Universidad de Granada), Matilde Machado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Virgina Sánchez-Marcos (Universidad de Cantabria) and Marcos Vera- Hernández (University College London).

Thursday, 26

9:00

Registration

9:15

Welcome Address

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra
Director of Fundación Ramón Areces.

Libertad González
COSME President and Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

9:30

Session 1: Can financial incentives reduce the baby gap? Evidence from a reform in maternity leave benefits

Anna Raute
University of Mannheim.

10:15

Discussant:
Laura Hospido
Banco de España.

10:25

General discussion

10:30

Break

11:00

Session 2: Missing Girls: Ultrasound Access and Excess Female Mortality

S Anukriti
Boston College.

Sonia Bhalotra
University of Essex.

Hiu Tam
London School of Economics (LSE).

11:45

Discussant:
Libertad Gonzalez
Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

11:55

General discussion

12:00

Session 3: Taste for competition and the gender gap among young business professionals

Ernesto Reuben
Columbia University.

Paola Sapienza
Northwestern University.

Luigi Zingales
University of Chicago.

12:45

Discussant:
Ghazala Azmat
Queen Mary. University of London.

13:00

Break

14:30

Session 4: Competitive Pressure Widens the Gender Gap in Performance: Evidence from a Two-Stage Competition in Matematics

Nagore Iriberri
Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Research and Universidad del País Vasco.

Pedro Rey-Biel
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

15:15

Discussant:
Maria Cubel
Universidad de Barcelona.

15:25

General discussion

15:30

Session 5: The Marriage Market, Labor Supply and Education Choice

Monica Costa-Dias
Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Pierre Andre Chiappori
Columbia University.

Costas Meghir
Yale University.

16:15

Discussant:
Virginia Sánchez-Marcos
Universidad de Cantabria.

16:25

General discussion

16:30

Break

17:00

Session 6: Transmission of preferences and beliefs about female labor market participation: direct evidence on the role of mothers

Jesús Carro
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Matilde Machado
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Ricardo Mora
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

17:45

Discussant:
Anna Tur-Prats
Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

17:55

General discussion

Friday, 27

9:00

Invited Session: Career Women and the Durability of Marriage

Claudia Olivetti
Boston College.

10:00

Descanso

10:30

On The Origins of Gender Human Capital Gaps: Short and Long Term Consequences of Teachers' Stereotypical Biases

Edith Sand
Bank of Israel.

Victor Lavy
University Warwick.

11:15

Discussant:
Caterina Calsamiglia
CEMFI.

11:25

General discussion

11:30

Session 8: Statistical Discrimination and the Efficiency of Quotas

Juan José Ganuza
Universidad Pompeu Fabra

J. Ignacio Conde-Ruiz
Universidad Complutense and FEDEA.

Paola Profeta
Bocconi University and Dondena.

12:15

Discussant:
Antonio Cabrales
University College London.

12:25

General discussion

12:30

Break

12:45

Session 9: The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India

Abhishek Chakravarty
University of Essex.

Sonia Bhalotra
University of Essex.

Selim Gulesci
Bocconi University.

13:30

Discussant:
Alessandro Tarozzi
Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

13:40

General discussion
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