BFI NewsApr 08, 2020

BFI Awards Nine New Grants for the Study of Gender in the Economy

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.

2020 Awards

Anjali Adukia and Alex Eble
Early Exposure to Messages about Gender and Race

Yana Gallen
Information and Career Path Choice: Understanding Gender Differences in Advice Sought and Received

Dmitri Koustas, Yana Gallen and Andrew Garin
The impact of firm policies on gender inequality in career trajectories: New evidence from IRS data linking millions of mothers to their firms

Alessandra Gonzalez and Felix Tintelnot
Do multinational firms change culture? Firms and Female Workers in Saudi Arabia

Heather Sarsons
Affirmative Action and Antisocial Behavior in the Workplace

Juanna Schrøter Joensen
The Causes and Consequences of Gender Differences in Skill Specialization

Maria Angélica Bautista and James Robinson
Markets, States and Women in Tropical Africa

Shaoda Wang and Ao Wang
Reducing Gender Gap by Helping Female Students Make Better College Choices

Adam Chilton, Anup Malani and Katerina Linos
Forced Migration and Women’s Empowerment: Evidence from Rohingya Refugees