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Women in Economics breakfast talk
Jul 2019
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Bertrand, Fernandez, and Zhuravskaya

It is quite a rare opportunity to have so many leading female economists here in Zurich, which is why we followed up on the "Women in Economics" initiative by UBS and CEPR and organized a breakfast talk with Marianne Bertrand, Raquel Fernandez, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya for young female economists at the University of Zurich’s Graduate School of Economics. The three have been in Zurich to join us for the biannual UBS Center Advisory Board meeting, together with most of our Advisory Board members. Each of the three professors delivered a 5 minutes talk about "Women in Economics", their experiences, and recommendations, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Women in Economics

Brought to you by UBS and CEPR, Women in Economics highlights the achievements of female leaders and their contributions to economics. The stories cover some of the most influential thinkers and doers in the field. The first two portrayed economists are Marianne Bertrand and Esther Duflo, see below for the links, including to the inspiring videos.

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It is quite a rare opportunity to have so many leading female economists here in Zurich, which is why we followed up on the "Women in Economics" initiative by UBS and CEPR and organized a breakfast talk with Marianne Bertrand, Raquel Fernandez, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya for young female economists at the University of Zurich’s Graduate School of Economics. The three have been in Zurich to join us for the biannual UBS Center Advisory Board meeting, together with most of our Advisory Board members. Each of the three professors delivered a 5 minutes talk about "Women in Economics", their experiences, and recommendations, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Women in Economics

Brought to you by UBS and CEPR, Women in Economics highlights the achievements of female leaders and their contributions to economics. The stories cover some of the most influential thinkers and doers in the field. The first two portrayed economists are Marianne Bertrand and Esther Duflo, see below for the links, including to the inspiring videos.

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Contacts

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Prof. Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics. In 2012, she received the Society of Labor Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics.

Professor of Economics at New York University
Prof. Raquel Fernández

Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University. Her research focuses on sovereign debt, public economics, economics of gender, political economy, economics and culture, and income inequality.

Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at Paris School of Economics. Her research interests includ political economics, economic history and development economics. She is recipient of the Birgit Grodal Award, 2018 (awarded bi-annually by EEA to a European-based female economist for a significant contribution to the Economics profession), and the Montias Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics in two years 2014-2015.

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Prof. Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics. In 2012, she received the Society of Labor Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics.

Professor of Economics at New York University
Prof. Raquel Fernández

Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University. Her research focuses on sovereign debt, public economics, economics of gender, political economy, economics and culture, and income inequality.

Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at Paris School of Economics. Her research interests includ political economics, economic history and development economics. She is recipient of the Birgit Grodal Award, 2018 (awarded bi-annually by EEA to a European-based female economist for a significant contribution to the Economics profession), and the Montias Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics in two years 2014-2015.