Valeria Ferraro

Valeria Ferraro
Boston College | BC · Economics Department

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From business to politics and academia, the economic effects of gender quotas are under scrutiny. We provide new causal evidence based on the introduction of mandatory gender quotas for boards of directors of Italian listed companies. Exploiting staggered board elections, we find that quotas are associated with a new selection of board members, cha...
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This paper develops OECD information on housing policies and the degree to which OECD countries pursue social policy objectives them. Data collected by the OECD shows that most OECD countries provide considerable support to promote access to homeownership: reported spending can amount up to 2.3% of GDP. Most OECD countries also support the provisio...

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An ongoing project aimed at understanding ALL the economic effects of law 120/2011 which introduced board gender quotas in companies listed on the Italian stock exchange. The project started in 2011 and already includes the following output: 1) a project financed by EC-DG Justice http://www.womenmeanbusiness.it/en/ 2) a book published by Palgrave Mac Millan http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137427465 3) a working paper by Dondena, CESifo and IZA http://ftp.iza.org/dp10239.pdf