Inequality, Discrimination, and the Financial System

Gregor Matvos, Manju Puri, and Tarun Ramadorai, Organizers

April 1-2, 2021

This conference was held in collaboration with the Review of Financial Studies

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 1
Conference format: 25 minutes for the presenter, 15 minutes for the discussant and 10 minutes for audience questions
12:20 pm
Welcome and introduction
12:30 pm
Lily Fang, INSEAD
Jim Goldman, University of Warwick
Alexandra Roulet, INSEAD

Private Equity and Pay Gaps Inside the Firm
Discussant: Joshua Rauh, Stanford University and NBER
1:20 pm
1:30 pm
Marina Gertsberg, University of Melbourne
Johanna Mollerstrom, George Mason University
Michaela Pagel, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER

Gender Quotas and Support for Women in Board Elections
Discussant: Nadya Malenko, Boston College and NBER
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
Raimundo Undurraga, Universidad de Chile

Bad Taste: Gender Discrimination in Consumer Credit Markets
Discussant: Natalia Rigol, Harvard University and NBER
3:20 pm
3:30 pm
Marco Giacoletti, University of Southern California
Rawley Z. Heimer, Arizona State University
Edison G. Yu, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Using High-Frequency Evaluations to Estimate Discrimination: Evidence from Mortgage Loan Officers
Discussant: Andreas Fuster, EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute
4:20 pm
Friday, April 2
9:00 am
Francis Annan, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Gender and Financial Misconduct: A Field Experiment on Mobile Money
Discussant: Sean Higgins, Northwestern University
9:50 am
10:00 am
Jonathan A. Lanning, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Testing Models of Economic Discrimination Using the Discretionary Markup of Indirect Auto Loans
Discussant: Christopher Palmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:50 am
11:00 am
Panel discussion
Moderator: Amit Seru, Stanford University and NBER
Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sean N. Woodroffe, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA-CREF
12:00 n
12:10 pm
Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Mortgage Policies and their Effects on Racial Segregation and Upward Mobility
Discussant: Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
1:00 pm