Organizes a workshop on gender gaps in the labour market
In the end of June, Professor Astrid Kunze organizes a two-day international workshop on gender inequalities and challenges to shaping an inclusive work-life.
On June 27 and 28, leading economists in the field of labour market, transparency and gender pay gap will present their new studies and discuss measures, in both Europe and the USA.
`Milestone for Equifirm´
`The workshop marks a milestone for EquiFirm´, Kunze says. She is a Professor at the Department of Economics, NHH.
Researchers from Europe and the USA in fields such as family economics and labor market economics will present their latest studies.
`We have a program that runs over two days, and in parallel with lectures we will discuss differences between countries and different measures in each country´.
EU directive on transparency
The researcher´s meeting in Bergen will give the audience insight into several topics. The new EU directive on transparency is of high interest for some of the researchers, the NHH Professor elaborates.
In the future, companies of a certain size will have to provide information on employee salaries. The new directive prohibits salary secrecy. Companies must be able to show gender-neutral criteria for salary determination.
`Morten Bennedsen from University of Copenhagen and INSEAD will present his research on gender pay gap and the effects of transparency´.
Some of the presenters at the workshop:
- Professor Uta Schönberg (University College London): Family-Friendly Workplace Policies
- Professor Barbara Petrongolo (University of Oxford): Taxes, childcare and gender identity norms
- Professor Manuel Bagues (University of Warwick): Term Limits and Female Political Representation
- Professor Morten Bennedsen (University of Copenhagen, INSEAD): Gender Wage Transparency and Employee Well-Being
- Postdoc Felix Holub (University of Frankfurt): Are Male Bosses Bad for Women? Evidence from Personnel Data
- Assistant Professor Gozde Corekcioglu (Kadir Has University): Parental Leave from the Firm's Perspective (studie i regi av EquiFirm)
In 2020, Kunze received a 6-year grant from the Norwegian Research Council for her project Challenges to shaping an inclusive work-life in rapidly changing labour markets: Firms, Human capital, and Family policy (2021-2027).
The NFR project EquiFirm aims to provide new insights on these questions of primary interest to academics, politicians, and business by analysing them from the lens of the firm.