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).
Greater representation of women on decision-making teams may better represent women’s preferences but may not help economic performanceGhazala Azmat, May 2014Women’s representation on corporate boards, political committees, and other teams is increasing, in part because of legal mandates. Understanding the effects of gender diversity in terms of economic performance is important to assess the impact of these changes. Data on team dynamics and gender differences in preferences (risk-taking behavior, taste for competition, prosocial behavior) show how gender composition influences group decision-making and subsequent performance through channels such as investment decisions, internal management, corporate governance, and social responsibility.MoreLess