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This conference explored a range of topics at the intersection of gender and labor economics, including gender gaps in labor market outcomes, gender discrimination, family/household economics, marriage, social insurance, and social norms.




Friday, March 8, 2019
8:30 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am
All the Single Ladies: Job Promotions and the Durability of Marriage
*Olle Folke, Uppsala University
Johanna Rickne, Stockholm University
9:50 am - 10:40 am
The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination
Kerwin Kofi Charles, Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor and former interim Dean, Harris Public Policy
*Jonathan Guryan, Northwestern University
Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
10:40 am - 10:55 am
10:55 am - 11:45 am
Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net
*Costas Meghir, Ta-Chung Liu Distinguished Visitor
Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Hamish Low, University of Oxford
Alessandra Voena, Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Co-Director of BFI Initiative for the Study of Gender in the Economy
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
Gender Differences in Job Search and the Earnings Gap: Evidence from Business Majors
Patricia Cortes, Boston University
Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
Laura Pilossoph, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
*Basit Zafar, Arizona State University
2:05 pm - 2:55 pm
Girls, Boys, and High Achievers
Angela Cools, Cornell University
*Raquel Fernandez, New York University
Eleonora Patacchini, Cornell University
2:55 pm - 3:10 pm
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
The Effect of Maternity Leave Extensions on Firms and Coworkers
*Yana Gallen, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India
Diva Dhar, University of Oxford
*Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University
Tarun Jain, Indian School of Business
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Keynote Presentation
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University
6:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00 am
8:30 am - 9:20 am
The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers
Cody Cook, Stanford University
*Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University
Jonathan Hall, Uber Technologies, Inc.
John List, Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of the Chicago Experiments Initiative
Paul Oyer, Stanford University
9:20 am - 10:10 am
Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia
*Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
David Yanagizawa-Drott, University of Zurich
Alessandra González, Research Assistant Professor, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
10:10 am - 10:25 am
10:25 am - 11:15 am
The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence
*J. Aislinn Bohren, University of Pennsylvania
Alex Imas, Carnegie Mellon
Michael Rosenberg, Wayfair, Inc.
11:15 am - 12:05 pm
The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate Employment Effects in Motherhood?
*Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University
Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
Jenny Shen, Princeton University
Ebonya Washington, Yale University
12:05 pm
Conference Concludes

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