Docentenlezing economie: Reducing discrimination in labor markets

Ann Boring will give a lecture (in English) on Thursday 17 November at Erasmus University. She will explain how experimental methods are able to detect and test policies to reduce discrimination in labor markets. Since the early 2000s, economists have developed precise experimental methods to detect discrimination in decisions that impact workers’ careers (such as in hiring, evaluation, and promotion decisions). In more recent years, economists have been designing and testing new empirical strategies to test the efficacy of policies designed to reduce discrimination in labor markets. In this lecture, Anne will give an overview of the most recent methods that economists have developed. She will also give an overview of the state of the art of our knowledge in terms of what policies work and those that don’t work.



Anne Boring

Anne Boring joined the Economics Department at Erasmus School of Economics in September 2017 as Assistant Professor of Economics. She also heads the Women in Business Chair at Sciences Po Paris. Her research focuses on issues related to gender equality in higher education and the labor market. She studies more specifically gender biases in performance evaluations, gender differences in students’ higher educational choices, and gender differences in students’ access to the labor market following graduation. In her current work, she is interested in testing and measuring the impact of interventions designed to reduce biases and discrimination in labor markets. In academic year 2021 20 – 2022, she was a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, at the Women and Public Policy Program.



Datum & Tijd

Donderdag 17 november van 15:30 – 17:00 in Rotterdam (EUR, Campus Woudestein).


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