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Appointements to central bank boards : does gender matter ?

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  • Patricia Charléty

    (Essec Business School, THEMA - Théorie économique, modélisation et applications - UCP - Université de Cergy Pontoise - Université Paris-Seine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Davide Romelli

    (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Estefania Santacreu-Vasut

    () (Essec Business School)

Abstract

This paper provides the fi rst systematic analysis of the evolution of female and male appointments to central bank boards. We build a novel and unique dataset that tracks appointments and replacements in a balanced panel of 26 OECD central bank boards from 2003 to 2015. We find that the likelihood of appointing a female is higher when a female rather than a male is being replaced and lower when the percentage of women on the board is already high.

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  • Patricia Charléty & Davide Romelli & Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, 2016. "Appointements to central bank boards : does gender matter ?," Working Papers hal-01386422, HAL.
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    Keywords

    Governance; Boards; Central Banks; Financial Crisis; Gender;

    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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