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[CANCELLED] SITE Brown bag seminar with Lev Lvovskiy

[UPDATE 20200316] Due to COVID-19 escalating outbreak, SITE have decided to cancel and/or postpone all the seminars and other activities until end of April.

Lev Lvovskiy is a Senior Research Fellow at BEROC and currently a visiting researcher at SITE. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Perm State Technical University in 2010 and he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2017.

Lev Lvovskiy has been focusing his research on areas such as macroeconomics, demographic economy, economic inequality, and income uncertainty.

BEROC is a member of the FREE Network. It started its work as a joint project of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) in 2008 with financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Today BEROC is an established leading economic academic think-tank in Belarus.

Abstract

The effects of gender diversity on team performance are usually studied in the context of corporate boards and political parties. However, without the control of the quality of team members, it is difficult to identify diversity effects. To test if gender diversity matters for the team performance, we need data with a reliable assessment of the team member's quality. We use the database of the trivia game “What? Where? When?” which has information on the performance and gender composition of the team, and allows to track each player individually. We use individual dummies as a measure of player quality. We find that in this specification gender composition of the team has no statistically significant effect. 

To find out more about Lev Lvovskiy and his research projects, visit the Free Network.

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