The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is pleased to announce the award of nine new grants supporting research by University of Chicago faculty and students on gender and the economy. These grants will help promote ground-breaking research through the BFI Initiative for the Study of Gender in the Economy, led by Oeindrila Dube, Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris Public Policy, and Alessandra Voena, Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. The Initiative supports research analyzing differences that may exist between men and women in political, economic, and social influence around the world.
Grants are intended to support a number of research activities, including the purchase of new data sets and software, research assistants, and travel. When published, the insights gleaned from this research and data will have real-world impacts across a variety of topics and fields of study.
BFI is proud to announce the recipients of the research grants, listed below, along with the research the grant will be supporting.
Anjali Adukia and Alex Eble
Research: Early Exposure to Messages about Gender and Race
Research: Information and Career Path Choice: Understanding Gender Differences in Advice Sought and Received
Research: Affirmative Action and Antisocial Behavior in the Workplace
Juanna Schrøter Joensen
Research: The Causes and Consequences of Gender Differences in Skill Specialization
Shaoda Wang and Ao Wang
Research: Reducing Gender Gap by Helping Female Students Make Better College Choices