WIDER Seminar Series

Rajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?

Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April 

Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?

Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across several dimensions: (a)measurement of corruption by studying whether female managers and female owners of firms perceived corruption differently; (b) using survey information at the firm level; and (c) employing a large sample of more than 100 countries.

Results show that both female managers and female owners perceived corruption to be lower relative to men. Furthermore, older firms perceived corruption to be a more server obstacle, while sole proprietorships generally had the opposite view. The advantages of piercing the glass ceiling were undermined in nations with severe gender inequality.

About the speaker 

Dr. Rajeev K. Goel is Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, USA and a member of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany. He serves on the editorial boards of several economics journals. Dr. Goel has made more than 100 professional presentations worldwide, is the author of two scholarly books and has published more than 150 research articles in refereed journals.

He has held positions at the Indian Institute of Management, ZEW (Germany), Bank of Finland, Tata Energy Research Institute (India), University of Rome, LUMS (Pakistan), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), Okayama University (Japan) and Zeijiang Gongshang University (China) among others.

His research interests lie in public economics, the economics of technological change and applied microeconomics. Dr. Goel is a recipient of the Outstanding University Researcher award at Illinois State University and the Bergson Prize for the best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies.

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