Dilluns, 10 Maig 2021
Dia · Setmana
"Does Incomplete Information Attenuate Gender Differences in Judicial Decisions? Evidence from Child Support Cases" (joint work with Lajos Kossuth)
Roberto Carlos Asmat Belleza (Warwick).
We investigate whether female and male judges make different decisions in child support trials where a judge decides on the father’s income allocation to the mother who has child custody. The context of high labour informality allows us to disentangle two factors shaping gender-based differences in decisions: judges’ preferences over the income allocation and beliefs about the income of respondents. When respondents have a formal job, judges observe their income and set an award as a fraction of it. However, when respondents work in the informal sector their income is not observable, and judges are forced to form beliefs before setting an award in absolute terms. By exploiting the random assignment of cases to judges in both contexts, we find that female judges have preferences for lower income allocation but believe the income of respondents is higher in comparison to male judges. This evidence suggests that incomplete information attenuates gender-based differences in judicial decisions.
The most recent version of the paper is here.
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Data: Dilluns 10, Maig de 2021 - 13:15h
Dimarts, 11 Maig, 2021
Alessandro Lizzeri (Princeton University).
Data: Dimarts 11, Maig de 2021 - 16:00h
Dimecres, 12 Maig, 2021
Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University).
Data: Dimecres 12, Maig de 2021 - 13:30h
Divendres, 14 Maig, 2021
Skander Garchi (UAB-IDEA).
Data: Divendres 14, Maig de 2021 - 12:00h
Peter Buisseret (Harvard University) & Richard Van Weelden.
Data: Divendres 14, Maig de 2021 - 13:15h
Dimarts, 18 Maig, 2021
Ronald Miranda Lescano (PhD candidate UAB)
In this paper we empirically analyse the redistributive efficiency of fiscal policy considering its degree of decentralization for a sample of 35 countries over the 2000-2016 period. To do this, we follow a two-stage process where we first employ a bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method to estimate the redistributive efficiency of cash transfers and direct taxes at central and subnational level. We obtain evidence that redistributive efficiency has diminished after the Great Recession (2007-08) and is lower in the Southern European countries, and higher in almost the rest of Europe and the Latin American countries. Second, a bootstrap truncated regression analysis is used to identify the contextual factors that might explain redistributive efficiency variation across countries and time, pointing to the crucial role of political decentralization and government quality.
Data: Dimarts 18, Maig de 2021 - 13:30h