Research Seminars - Graduate School of Defense Management
The GSDM’s Research Seminar Series invites academic researchers from around the country to present their working papers on a wide range of topics relevant to GSDM academic areas (economics, financial management, operations and logistics management, management and organizations, acquisition). The Series facilitates thought-provoking discussions between the GSDM faculty and external scholars, hence directly fulfilling the NPS mission “to sustain academic excellence, foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.”
01/12/2021 | Location: Zoom | Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Title of Seminar: Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India.
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University
ABSTRACT: Societal norms about gender roles contribute to the economic disadvantages facing women in many developing countries. This paper evaluates a school-based intervention in India that engaged adolescents in classroom discussions about gender equality for two and a half years with the goal of eroding their support for restrictive gender norms. Using a randomized controlled trial, we find that the program made attitudes 0.18 standard deviations more supportive of gender equality, or, equivalently, converted 16% of participants' regressive views. In addition, self-reported behavior became more aligned with progressive gender norms, particularly among boys. The effects observed in the short run were still present two years after the program had ended.
Seema Jayachandran is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on economic issues in developing countries, including environmental conservation, gender equality, labor markets, health, and education.
She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, and the Ecological Society of America's Sustainability Science Award. Seema currently serves on the board of directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and is the chair of J-PAL's gender sector. She is co-editor for the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's program in Development Economics. In addition, she writes regularly for the New York Times as a contributor to the Economic View column.
Prior to joining Northwestern, she was a faculty member at Stanford University. She earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Oxford where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT.
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Title of Seminar: TBD
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Young-Jun Son, University of Arizona
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Jacob Vigdor, University of Washington