ERC Starting Grant project by Isaac Baley (UPF and BSE)
Gender diversity at the top of corporations has become a more and more ubiquitous concern in recent years. Many European countries have introduced some board quotas for the underrepresented gender in their regulation. Alexandra Fedorets and Anna Gibert study the case of gender quotas by gathering data of the largest 1,128 firms around the time Germany announced an introduction of a gender quota on corporate boards.
This article looks at the equilibrium effects of enhancing competition for procurement contracts in prices and execution quality. By focusing on the U.S. Department of Defense, the authors provide empirical evidence on this trade-off to later develop an equilibrium model of competition for contracts.
Geert Mesters gives an overview of his ERC Starting Grant project