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Home | Events Archive | Committee Deliberation and Gender Differences in Influence
Seminar

Committee Deliberation and Gender Differences in Influence


  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Amelie Schiprowski (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
    Amsterdam
  • Date and time

    June 04, 2024
    15:30 - 16:30

Abstract
This paper provides empirical evidence on the aggregation of information in committees. We use data on the decision-making process of hiring committees within a large private company, where committee members first conduct independent one-to-one interviews and then deliberate on a collective hiring decision. We find that committee decisions are systematically less aligned with the initial recommendations of women than with those of men, despite equal levels of qualification and experience. This gender difference in influence is strongest when disagreement is large and when women are in the minority. We document implications for the gender composition of new hires.