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Daniel Ferreira

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Relevant research

Renée Adams and Daniel Ferreira, “A Theory of Friendly Boards”, Journal of Finance, 2007.

Renée Adams and Daniel Ferreira, “Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance”, Journal of Financial Economics, 2009.

Renée Adams and Daniel Ferreira, “Strong Managers, Weak Boards?” CESifo Economic Studies, 2009 (Symposium on Executive Pay).

Renée Adams and Patricia Funk, “Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Does Gender Matter?”, Management Science, 2012.

Evidence of impact

House of Commons Treasury Committee, “Women in the City,” Tenth Report of Session 2009-10.

Daniel Ferreira “If women ruled boards,” The Sunday Telegraph, August 9, 2009, (Business, page 4).

Johanne Grosvold, Stephen Pavelin, Ian Tonks, “Gender Diversity on Company Boards,” VOX - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists.

The Economist, “Skirting the issue: Imposing quotas for women in boardrooms tackles a symptom of discrimination, not the cause,” (Schumpeter column, March 11, 2010).

Financial Times (August 7, 2009): “Doubt cast on women in boardroom,” (page 2) and “Keep this research away from the diversity dinosaurs,” (page 16, Lombard column). October 26, 2009: “Jury’s out over taking women on boards,” (page 25). Also quoted on 15-Oct-2009, page 4, “Maternity leave hurts women, says banker.” (Also discussed at FT’s management blog). European Commission, 2012, “Impact Assessment on Costs and Benefits of Improving the Gender Balance in the Boards of Companies Listed on Stock Exchanges"

House of Commons, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, “Women in the Workplace.”

OECD (2012), “Women on company boards”, Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2012, OECD Publishing.

Relevant video and audio

Presentation on Corporate boards: Facts and myths, 15 January 2015:

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