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23rd session

Seminar Gender, Behavior and Decision-Making - Mai 2024


Le 21 mai 2024 de 17:00 à 18:00
Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, 75775, Paris France
Université Paris Dauphine - PSL


The next session of the seminar « Gender, Behavior and Decision-Making » will take place on Tuesday, May 21st from 5 pm to 6 pm online (Teams). The Teams link will be provided in due time.
We will have the pleasure to listen to Marion Monnet who will present “The Roots of Gendered Behaviour : Insights from an Online Experiment with Teachers” (Co-authored with Philippe Colo (ETH Zurich - Université de Bern) et Etienne Dagorn (Ined)).
Marion Monnet is an assistant professor in economics at Irédu-Université de Bourgogne and a researcher affiliated with the Institut des politiques publiques (IPP). She obtained her PhD in economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics in 2021. She works on inequalities in educational career choices between girls and boys, and is particularly interested in the causes of the under-representation of women in the sciences, and in assessing the levers of action that can be used to remedy it. She is also interested in the dynamics underlying career inequalities between women and men on the job market.
Evidence shows that teachers interact differently with boys and girls, grade them differently and provide different feedback and career advice. These gendered teaching practices have significant effects on boys' and girls' school achievement and educational choices, especially in scientific subjects where strong gender stereotypes prevail. However, little is known about the behavioral roots of such gendered practices. We first develop a theoretical model to rationalize teachers' potential gendered behaviour. We then empirically test those mechanisms using an online experiment with secondary education teachers from several subjects. Teachers are asked to evaluate fictitious school transcripts for which we randomly change the information displayed, namely the student's gender (to measure the extent of their gendered practices). Then, they are invited to play a set of gender-blind and gender-revealed dictator games (to measure gender identity) and to take an implicit association test (to measure gender implicit biases). The preliminary results will be presented during the talk.


The Women and Science Chair at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, in partnership with the L’Oréal Foundation, Generali France, La Poste, Talan and Amundi seeks to engage and foster interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of women in careers in scientific research and academia. The Women and Science Chair is member of the UNESCO chairs network.


Le 21 mai 2024 de 17:00 à 18:00


Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassugny, 75775, Paris France


Chaire Femmes et Science