PROMETEO Workshop on

Applied Microeconomics and Gender

Sponsored by Prometeo Project – Economics and Gender PROMETEO/2019/037





Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico (FAE), University of Alicante

Pedro Albarrán (University of Alicante), Carmen Herrero (University of Alicante), Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano (University of Alicante and IZA)

Location: ONLINE
  If you are not a presenter but would like to join please register here
Date: October 29, 2020 – October 30, 2020
All times stated in CET (Central European Time, GMT+1)

Regular presentations: approx. 20-25 min + floor discussion: 5-10 min

Thursday, October 29:

13:00 13:15 Welcome
Keynote lecture
13:15 14:30 Stephanie von Hinke (University of Bristol, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and IFS), Pietro Biroli (University of Zurich), Titus Galama (University of Southern California), Hans van Kippersluis (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Niels Rietveld (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Kevin Thom (University of Wisconsin)


“Using genetic data in Economics: the interplay between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’”

14:30 14:45 Break
Session 1: Health and Fertility
14:45 15:15 Elisabetta De Cao (LSE), Nicola Barban (University of Bologna), Marco Francesconi (University of Essex)


“Basic instinct? Female fertility and genes”

15:15 15:45 Miriam Wüst (University of Copenhaguen and CEBI), Jonas Lau-Jensen Hirani (Danish Centre for Social Science Research)


“Nurses and Parental Health Investments”

15:45 16:15 Matilde P. Machado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Inés Berniell (CEDLAS-Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Lucila Berniell (CAF), Dolores de la Mata (CAF), María Edo (Universidad de San Andrés), Yarine Fawaz, Mariana Marchionni (CEDLAS-Universidad Nacional de La Plata)


“Motherhood and Labor Market Trajectories across Europe: harmonized evidence on 29 countries”

16:15 16:30 Break
Session 2: Human Capital I
16:30 17:00 Sanna Erickson (Lund University)


Cultural norms and neighbourhood exposure: impacts on the gender gap in math

17:00 17:30 Dimitris Christelis (University of Glasgow), Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano (University of Alicante and IZA)


“The causal effect of breastfeeding on cognitive outcomes: a partial identification approach”

17:30 18:00 Get Together

Friday, October 30:

Session 3: Human Capital II
9:00 9:30 Silvia Griselda (University of Melbourne)


“Different Questions, Different Gender Gap: Can the Format of Questions Explain the Gender Gap in Mathematics?”

9:30 10:00 Marianna Battaglia (University of Alicante), Marisa Hidalgo-Hidalgo (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)


Non-Cognitive Skills and Remedial Education: Good News for Girls

10:00 10:15 Break
Session 4: Labor
10:15 10:45 Anastasia Terskaya (University of Navarra), Julián Messina (Inter-American Development Bank and IZA), Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano (University of Alicante and IZA)


“Gender Asymmetries in Peer Effects in the Workplace”

10:45 11:15 Rita Ginja (University of Bergen), Arizo Karimi (Uppsala University), Pengpeng Xiao (Yale University)


Employer Responses to Family Leave Programs

11:15 11:45 Meltem Daysal (University of Copenhagen), William N. Evans (University of Notre Dame), Mikkel H. Pedersen (University of Southern Denmark), Mircea Trandafir (University of Southern Denmark).


“Labor Market Effects of Life-Saving Treatments: The Case of Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients”

11:45 12:00 Break
Keynote Lecture
12:00 13:15 Marcos Vera-Hernández (UCL and IFS), Marcus Holmlund (World Bank), Pamela Jervis (University of Chile and IFS), François Maniquet (UCLouvain), Pedro Rosa Dias (Imperial College London)


“Incentives, image motivation, and social pressure: evidence from a large-scale experiment with Nigerian midwives”

13:15 13:45 Get Together
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