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Appointments to central bank boards: Does gender matter?

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  • Charléty, Patricia
  • Romelli, Davide
  • Santacreu-Vasut, Estefania

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We build a novel dataset that allows us to track appointments to central banks boards from 2003 to 2015 in 26 OECD countries. We find that female board members tend to replace each other, suggesting a systematic bias against women.

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  • Charléty, Patricia & Romelli, Davide & Santacreu-Vasut, Estefania, 2017. "Appointments to central bank boards: Does gender matter?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 155(C), pages 59-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:155:y:2017:i:c:p:59-61
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.03.019
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    Keywords

    Boards; Central banks; Gender;
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    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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