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Chicago GSB talk - Paris - Why Laura isn't CEO

ChicagoBooth cordially invite you to a free talk entitled 'Why Laura isn't CEO'

Date: March 4th Protected content
Time: 19: Protected content

9 avenue Franklin Roosevelt
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About the talk:
More and more women are getting a business education but few of them seem to make it to the top... why are there so few female CEOs?

Various explanations have been proposed, including the suggestion that women are still discriminated against, or that women just don't have what it takes to compete in the often cut-throat business environment. Current research led by Chicago Booth Professor Marianne Bertrand explores the reasons behind the gender gap in business. Unsurprisingly, her research confirms that female MBAs have not done as well as male MBAs in the labor market.

What may surprise you, however, are some of the reasons why they have not done as well. Attend Chicago Booth's Global Leadership series to hear Professor Bertrand discuss factors that explain the large and rising gender gap in earnings between MBA graduates of an elite business school. Her findings will provoke a re-assessment of personal career choices, offer insight into human resource policies, and provide broad guidance to those responsible for organizational practices.

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About the speaker:
Speaker: Marianne BertrandSpeaker: Marianne Bertrand
Fred G. Steingraber/A. T. Kearney Professor of Economics

Marianne Bertrand is an applied microeconomist who has done work on racial discrimination, CEO pay and incentives, and the effects of regulation on employment, among other topics in labor economics and corporate finance. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including numerous research articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance, as well as several public policy journals.

She is the recipient of the Protected content Bennett Research Prize, awarded by the American Economics Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. The prize recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career. She also is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Protected content .

Bertrand taught at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in Protected content . She is currently a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Besides teaching and publishing, Bertrand also has served as coeditor of the Economic Journal and as associate editor of multiple journals.

She received a bachelor's degree in economics from Belgium's Universit Libre de Bruxelles in Protected content , followed by a master's degree in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in Protected content earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University in Protected content . She joined the Chicago Booth faculty in Protected content .

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