Professional Development Seminar: Andreas Leibbrandt on the Science of diversity & inclusion


From: Thursday September 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

To: Thursday September 27, 2018, 1:30 pm

Professional Development Seminar: Andreas Leibbrandt on the Science of diversity & inclusion

Labor force composition and the allocation of talent remain of vital import to modern economies.  For their part, governments and companies around the globe have implemented different regulations and practices to influence labor market flows.  Even though these regulations and practices are pervasive, surprisingly little is known about their impacts.  I present evidence from a series of natural field experiments that investigate first step in the employment process, application rates. In particular, I will focus on the role of different payment schemes, salary negotiations and equal opportunity statements, and how they affect gender and race. Beyond their practical and theoretical importance, my results highlight how field experiments can significantly improve policy making.

About the speaker

Andreas Leibbrandt is a Professor at the Monash Business School and an ARC Future Fellow. He is an applied experimental economist and combines different methodologies to investigate their applications in public and private organisations. He is particularly interested in the economics of diversity and gender.

He has collaborated with numerous institutions including the Behavioural Insights Team, BlackRock, General Electric and the Australian Department of Employment. His diversity studies have been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and Nature magazine. His studies are published in journals like the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal, PNAS and Management Science.

Before joining Monash University, Andreas received his PhD from the University of Zurich and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago and the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University.


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