Professor Oriana Bandiera, Director of STICERD, will direct a new DFID IZA initiative on Gender, Jobs and Poverty. It has a budget of more than £10 million over 5 years to fund innovative research proposals on the link between jobs and poverty, and gender-specific barriers.
A particular focus of the new funding period will be on enhancing equality of opportunity for women in the labor market. The G²LM|LIC programme, directed by Oriana Bandiera will have three Open Calls. First, to attract excellence in labor economics and encourage innovative proposals. Followed by organising annual national and international debates and engagements with policy makers. Finally, trainings and peer events will continue to build the capacity of researchers in this field.
On Wednesday 19 June 2019 the initiative will be launched with an inaugural workshop held at LSE, with presentations by several leading scholars and a panel discussion:
Nava Ashraf (@profnavaashraf) is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Research Director of the Marshall Institute. She is also Co-Director of the Psychology and Economics program at STICERD, and co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia.
Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.
Robin Burgess is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the International Growth Centre.
Rachel Glennerster is Chief Economist at the Department for International Development (DFID)
Camille Landais is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of CEPR Public Economics Program.
Sir Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University and Peter Diamond of MIT, for his work in the economics of markets with frictions.
Imran Rasul is Professor of Economics at University College London, co-director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and research co-director of the Entrepreneurship Research Group at the International Growth Centre.
Michèle Tertilt is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim.
Alessandra Voena is Associate Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago.
Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is Professor of Economics, Sir Anthony Atkinson Chair in Economics and Director of STICERD at LSE
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