The Micro-Economics Policy Seminar (MEPS) will take place on Tuesday (November 24) at 11:00 am. Our speaker this week will be Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame) “Gender Quotas and Crimes Against Women: Evidence from India and Indonesia”
Abstract: We investigate whether increasing the fraction of women in local councils affects crimes against women, using variation generated by institutional characteristics of gender quotas in India and Indonesia. In contrast to prior literature examining the impact of instituting a gender quota, we examine the “intensive margin”, namely increases in women’s representation after the existence of a quota. Our preliminary results indicate no statistically significant impact of increased representation on crimes against women.
Seminars will be held on Zoom every Tuesday 11:00 am until noon. For the schedule, see cmepr.gmu.edu. Questions may be addressed to Professor John Earle (email@example.com).
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