BFI NewsJun 02, 2022

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

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is pleased to announce the award of eight 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. 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.

2022 Awards

Anjali Adukia
Research: Separation of church and state? Gender and race in religious private school curricula
Research: Skin color, marriage markets, and women’s empowerment in Banglades 

Pradeep Chintagunta
Research: The role of coach gender in facilitating more inclusive entrepreneurial growth in emerging markets

Claire Fan and Devika Lakhote
Household water access and the gendered distribution of local economic gains

Alessandra González
Research: Kinship networks, female executives, and female employment: evidence from the Middle East

Anne Karing
Research: Gender differences in sharing health information: a field experiment on COVID-19 vaccination decisions in Sierra Leone 

George Vojta
Research: Sex ratios drive female migration for marriage in India

Ruoxuan (Rebecca) Wu
Research: Information, home responsibility, and female labor force participation in Pakistan