27 min

S1 Episode #9 - Seema Jayachandran - "Gender‪"‬ Economists on Zoom Getting Coffee

    • Business

In this episode at Economists on Zoom Getting Coffee (#ezgc) we host Prof. Seema Jayachandran, a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University.  

Seema's research focuses on economic issues in developing countries, including environmental conservation, gender equality, labor markets, health, and education. She serves on the board of directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, known as J-PAL, and is the chair of its gender sector. She is also the co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's program in Development Economics and co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Seema is also a columnist in the New York Times as a contributor to the Economic View column.  

Seema's research is not only pioneering scientifically speaking, but also contains enormously important policy implications, which are novel, effective, implementable and scalable.  

In this episode we focus our discussion on gender discrimination in developing countries, where she has been able to show us that this problem starts really early on, even prenatally. And that the way we think about progress when it comes to economic growth might make things even worse. But not everything is bad news, because her research also shows that there are ways to influence some of these trends, which we also discuss.

For future episodes please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. You can WATCH this and all other episodes in their video-cast form by visiting our website www.economistsonzoomgettingcoffee.com.

In this episode at Economists on Zoom Getting Coffee (#ezgc) we host Prof. Seema Jayachandran, a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University.  

Seema's research focuses on economic issues in developing countries, including environmental conservation, gender equality, labor markets, health, and education. She serves on the board of directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, known as J-PAL, and is the chair of its gender sector. She is also the co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's program in Development Economics and co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Seema is also a columnist in the New York Times as a contributor to the Economic View column.  

Seema's research is not only pioneering scientifically speaking, but also contains enormously important policy implications, which are novel, effective, implementable and scalable.  

In this episode we focus our discussion on gender discrimination in developing countries, where she has been able to show us that this problem starts really early on, even prenatally. And that the way we think about progress when it comes to economic growth might make things even worse. But not everything is bad news, because her research also shows that there are ways to influence some of these trends, which we also discuss.

For future episodes please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. You can WATCH this and all other episodes in their video-cast form by visiting our website www.economistsonzoomgettingcoffee.com.

27 min

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