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
8TH SESSION | September 16th, 2019
7TH SESSION | September 2nd, 2019
6TH SESSION | August 26th, 2019
5TH SESSION | August 19th, 2019
4TH SESSION | August 5th, 2019
3RD SESSION | July 29th, 2019
Dr. Kaveh Majlesi
Majlesi (2016) JDE, Labor Market Opportunities and Women’s Decision Making Power Within Households
2ND SESSION | July 22nd, 2019
1ST SESSION | July 15th, 2019
Introduction to the Reading Group