In the 1950s, few economists thought of phenomena such as racial discrimination as under their purview. That changed in 1957, when Gary S. Becker, Professor of Economics and of Sociology at the University of Chicago and at Chicago Booth before his death in 2014, published The Economics of Discrimination, a book based on his 1955 PhD thesis.
During this 10-week reading group both classical and new evidence on discrimination, mostly gender discrimination in labor markets, will be presented and discussed. We intend to review and explore the role of firms and occupations, norms and stereotypes, family demographics and institutions in driving discrimination, seeking ways which alleviates minorities. Both theories and recent empirical findings on discrimination will be reviewed. We also intend to review empirical works related to gender gap in the labor market of Iran.
10TH SESSION | September 30th, 2019
Bertrand, Kamenica and Pan (2015) QJE, Gender Identity and Relative Income within Households
8TH SESSION | September 16th, 2019
Gneezy, Niederle and Rustichini (2003) QJE, Performance in Competitive Envirionments Gender Differences
Mobius, Rosenblat and Wang (2016) EER, Ethnic discrimination Evidence from China
Reshaping Adolescents’ Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India
7TH SESSION | September 2nd, 2019
Fershtman and Gneezy (2001) QJE, Discrimination in a Segmented Society: An Experimental Approach
6TH SESSION | August 26th, 2019
Petrongolo (2018), Economic incentives, home production and gender identity norms
Hengel (2019) Publishing while female: Are women held to higher standards? Evidence from peer review
5TH SESSION | August 19th, 2019
Sarsons (2017), Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals
Valentin Bolotnyy (Harvard University) “Why Do Women Earn Less Than Men? Evidence from Bus and Train Operators”
Black and Strahan (2001) AER, Division of Spoils Rent Sharing and Discrmination in a Regulated Industry
4TH SESSION | August 5th, 2019
Hsieh, Hurst, Jones and Klenow (2019) Ecma, The Allocation of Talent and US Economic Growth
Bohren, Imas and Rosenberg (2019) AER, The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence
3RD SESSION | July 29th, 2019
List (2004) QJE, The Nature and Extent of Discrimination in the Marketplace: Evidence From the Field
Kofi Charles and Guryan (2008) JPE, Empirical Assessment of Becker The Economics of Discrimination
Azmat, Petrongolo (2014), Labour Economics, Gender and the labor market: What have we learned from field and lab experiments?
Dr. Kaveh Majlesi
Majlesi (2016) JDE, Labor Market Opportunities and Women’s Decision Making Power Within Households
2ND SESSION | July 22nd, 2019
Bursztyn, Fujiwara and Pallais (2017) AER, Acting Wife: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments
Folke and Rickne (2019) All the Single Ladies: Job Promotions and the Durability of Marriage
1ST SESSION | July 15th, 2019
Introduction to the Reading Group
Gneezy, Leonard, List (2009) Econometrica, Gender Differences in Competition: Evidence from a Matrilineal and a Patriarchal Society
Kuziemko, Pan, Shen and Washington (2019) The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate Employment Effects in Motherhood?