Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics

Summer 2010 Workshop

 

 

Segment 6: Women and the Economy

August 2, 3 and 4, 2010

Organized by Raquel Fernández, New York University and Michele Tertilt, Stanford University.

 
 

The session will meet in Conference Room A located in Landau Economics Building.

Here is the map to the building.

 

 

Monday, August 2.
12.30 - 1.30
Opening lunchtime discussion
 

PART I:  MARRIAGE

1.30 - 2.20
Testing Beckerís Theory of Positive Assortative Matching presented by Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto.
2.20 - 3.10

Marriage Market Transfers of Resources and Property Rights presented by Chris Bidner, University of New South Wales and co-authored with Siwan Anderson, University of British Columbia.

3.10 - 3.40
Coffee
3.40 - 4.30

Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples? presented by Alessandra Voena, Stanford University.

4.30 - 5.20
Does Forbidding Sexual Harassment Exacerbate Gender Inequality? presented by Daniel L. Chen, University of Chicago and co-authored with Jasmin Sethi, Mayer Brown.
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Tuesday, August 3.
8.30 - 9.00
Breakfast
 

Part II: FEMALE LABOR SUPPLY

9.00 - 9.50

The Effect of Job Flexibility on Female Labor Market Outcomes: Estimates from a Search and Bargaining Model presented by Luca Flabbi, Georgetown University and co-authored with Andrea Moro, Vanderbilt University.

9.50 - 10.40

Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000 presented by Francine D. Blau, Cornell University, and co-authored with Lawrence M. Kahn, Cornell University and Kerry L. Papps, University of Oxford.

10.40 - 11.00
Coffee
11.00 - 11.50

Brain versus Brawn: The Realization of Women's Comparative Advantage presented by Michelle Rendall, The University of Zurich.

11.50 - 12.40

Policy Distortions, Infrastructure and Female Labor Force Participation in Latin American Countries presented by German Cubas, University of Iowa.

12.40 - 2.00
Lunchtime discussion
   
 

PART III: FAMILY MACRO

2.00 - 2.50

Maternal Health and the Baby Boom presented by Stefania Albanesi, Columbia University and co-authored with Claudia Olivetti, Boston University.

2.50 - 3.40 The Kindness of Strangers: Adopted Girls in China presented by Lena Edlund, Cornell University and co-authored with YuYu Chen, Peking University,  Avraham, Hebrew University, and Hongbin Li, Tsinghua University.
3.40 - 4.00 Coffee
4.00 - 4.50 Does female empowerment lead to economic development? presented by Michele Tertilt, Stanford University and Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University.
7.00 Dinnertime discussion
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Wednesday, August 4.
8.30 - 9.00
Breakfast
  PART IV: EDUCATION
9.00 - 9.50

College Major Choice and the Gender Gap presented by Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

9.50 - 10.10
Coffee
10.10 - 11.00

Educational Choices and Subjective Expectations of Returns: Evidence on Intrahousehold Decisions and Gender Differences presented by Katja M. Kaufmann, Universita Bocconi and co-authored with Orazio P. Attanasio, University College London.

11.00 - 11.50

The Glass Ceiling in Experimental Markets presented by Ernesto Reuben, Columbia University and co-authored with Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago.

11.50 - 1.20
Lunchtime discussion
   
 

PART V: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

1.20 - 2.10

Together We Will: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Female Voter Turnout in Pakistan presented by Ghazala Mansuri, The World Bank and co-authored with Xavier Gine, also The World Bank.

2.10 - 3.00

Economic Opportunities and Gender Differences In Human Capital: An Experimental Test For India presented by Robert Jensen, University of California, Los Angeles.

 

 

 

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