Announcement Research Slam

Literature List

Overview (including links) of the presented research and related papers.

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Friday, June 14th, 2019, 12:00 noon at the University of Zurich, RAA-G-15


We contribute to the 2nd Swiss National Women's Strike with an initiative in which we have a comparative advantage: rigorous research. On a topic that is often dominated by anecdotes and opinions, we share empirical evidence on issues of (un)equal opportunities by gender (and have some fun at the same time!).

It is our pleasure to invite you to a Research Slam by the Department and the UBS Center on June 14th.

As background, the first Swiss Women's Strike happened on June 14th 1991, at the occasion of 10th anniversary of "equal rights for men and women" in the Swiss constitution. It was the largest political mobilization in the history of Switzerland (followed by the General Strike of 1918). Women and men across Switzerland will organize a second day of action for gender equality on June 14th 2019.

Entrance is free, but registration is needed: Registration form


12:00 noon

Research slam: (un)equal opportunities

University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 59 , 8001 Zurich, room RAA-G-15

01:15 PM Sandwich lunch in the RAA-Lichthof

Papers and presenters

Each presenter summarizes research highlights in a 5 minutes talk.

  Research Paper Presenter
1 “Equal but Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock Stopping Policies?” by Heather Antecol, Kelly Bedard and Jenna Stearns Ralph Ossa
2 “Brothers Increase Women's Gender Conformity” by Anne Ardila Brenøe Anne Ardila Brenøe
3 “Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia” by Leonardo Bursztyn, Alessandra L. Gonzalez and David Yanagizawa-Drott David Yanagizawa-Drott
4 “The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence” by J. Aislinn Bohren, Alex Imas and Michael Rosenberg Andrea Hofer
5 “Acting Wife’: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investment” by Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais Florian Schneider
6 “Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals” by Heather Sarsons Dina Pomeranz
7 “Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers’ Gender” Bias by Michela Carlana Luca Bagnato
8 “The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Over a Million Rideshare Drivers” by Cody Cook, Rebecca Diamond, Jonathan Hall, John A. List, and Paul Oyer Miguel Garcia
9 “Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work” by Heather Sarsons Roberto Weber
10 “Gender Identity and Relative Income within Households” by Marianne Bertrand,Emir Kamenica and Jessica Pan Giuseppe Sorrenti
11 “Do Tax Cuts Produce More Einsteins? The Impacts of Financial Incentives vs. Exposure to Innovation on the Supply of Inventors” by Alexander M. Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen Dora Simon
12 “Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Tasks with Low Promotability” by Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart Ernst Fehr