Queen Mary University of London, UK
IZA World of Labor role
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Associate Professor, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Labor economics, personnel economics, public policy
Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2012–2013; Assistant Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006–2012
PhD, London School of Economics, 2006
“Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries.” Journal of Labor Economics 24:1 (2006): 1–38 (with M. Guell and A. Manning).
“Competition among contests.” RAND Journal of Economics 40:4 (2009): 743–768 (with M. Möller).
“The importance of relative performance feedback information: Evidence from a natural experiment using high school students.” Journal of Public Economics 94:7–8 (2010): 435–452 (with N. Iriberri).
“The impact of gender composition on team performance and decision-making: Evidence from the field.” Management Science 58:1 (2012): 73–98 (with J. Apesteguia and N. Iriberri).
“Privatization, entry regulation and the decline of labor’s share in GDP: A cross-country analysis of the network industries.” Economica 79 (2012): 470–492 (with A. Manning and J. Van Reenen).
Gender diversity in teams Updated
Greater representation of women may better represent women’s preferences but may not help economic performanceGhazala Azmat, May 2019Women's representation on corporate boards, political committees, and other decision-making teams is increasing, this is in part because of legal mandates. Evidence on team dynamics and gender differences in preferences (for example, risk-taking behavior, taste for competition, prosocial behavior) shows how gender composition influences group decision-making and subsequent performance. This works through channels such as investment decisions, internal management, corporate governance, and social responsibility.MoreLess