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18. - 19. Oktober 2018


Gender Economics Workshop


18. - 19. Oktober 2018


Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

Documentation of the event

October 18th

Key Note by Anna Dreber (University of Stockholm)

(Chair: Johanna Mollerstrom)

Thomas Breda (Paris School of Economics): “Can Female Role Models Reduce the Gender Gap in Science? Evidence from Classroom Interventions in French High Schools

Barbara Boelmann (UCL): “Like Mother, Like Daughter? Societal Determinants of Maternal Labour Supply – Evidence from the German Reunification”

Julia Schmieder (DIW Berlin): “Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment: Evidence from Mexico”

Marie Paul (University of Duisburg-Essen): “Female Employment in Germany from 1980 to 2010: Rising Part-Time Work, Demographics, and the Impact of Policy Reforms”

Lea Heursen (University of Zurich): “Are Women Less Effective Leaders than Men? Evidence from Experiments using Coordination Games”

Janina Kleinknecht (University of Ulm): “A Man of His Word? An Experiment on Gender Differences in Promise Keeping

Theresa Neef (Free University of Berlin): “The Long Way to Gender Equality: Evidence on Gender Inequality in Pay since the German Kaiserreich

Sevrin Waights (DIW Berlin): “Fathers’ Share of Parental Leave and the Gender Earnings Gap: Kink Design Evidence using German Tax Data”

Barra Roantree (ESRI): “Income Tax and the Careers of Women”

Michaela Slotwinski (University of Basel): “Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage”

Erin Hengel (University of Liverpool): “Publishing While Female. Are Women Held to Higher standards? Evidence from Peer Review

October 19th

Key Note by Claudia Olivetti (Boston College)

(Chair: Katharina Wrohlich)

Carla Rowold (DIW Berlin): “Differences in Gender Pension Gaps Across Europe”

Susanne Steffes (ZEW): “The Impact of Gender Quotas in Firms on Fairness Perception and On-the-Job Search

Isabel Stockton (University of Bristol): “Taking Back Control? Trading Off Wages and Schedule Autonomy

Maximilian Sprengholz (DIW Berlin): “Gender Identity and Women’s Supply of Labor and Non-Market Work – Panel Data Evidence for Germany

Anna Sandberg (SOFI): “Gender Dynamics in Referral-Based Hiring: A Field Experiment

Lea M. Petters (University of Cologne): “Justification as a Key Determinant of the Success of Affirmative Action

Gregor Pfeifer (University of Hohenheim): “Perceived Wages and the Gender Gap in STEM Fields”

Cara Ebert (University of Göttingen): “Early childhood development and the heterogeneity in son preferences for the next born child in Bihar”

Sarra Ben Yahmed (ZEW): “Working from Home: Heterogeneous Effects on Hours Worked and Wages”

Andreas Menzel (CERGE-EI): “Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh”


Florian Englmaier, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt University Berlin

Peter Haan, DIW Berlin and Free University Berlin

Dorothea Kübler, WZB and Technical University Berlin

Johanna Möllerström, DIW Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin

Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Humboldt University Berlin

Katharina Wrohlich, DIW Berlin


Funding from the DFG (SPP 1764 The German Labor Market in a Globalized World and CRC TRR 190 Rationality and Competition) and from the Friends of DIW is gratefully acknowledged.

Themen: Gender