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The consequences of male-biased sex ratios
Professor Pauline Grosjean, UNSW Business School
Pauline’s research deals with how culture and institutions shape institutions and economic behaviour. Her recent projects focus on the origins and persistence of gender roles. In this webinar, Pauline will discuss some of her work on the effects of biased sex ratios using 18th and 19th century Australian economy data. The talk will cover themes such as the role of vertical cultural transmission and marriage homogamy on the persistence of uneven sex ratios consequences on labour supply decisions and occupational choices.
About the speaker
Pauline is currently Professor of Economics in the UNSW Business School, where she began working as Senior Lecturer in 2011. Pauline received her PhD (2006) from Toulouse School of Economics, and a MA (2001) from École Normale Supérieure. Between 2009 and 2011, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at University of San Francisco. She was the Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2008 and 2009, and an economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development between 2006 - 2008.