Research and other activities

We invite you to learn about our research in the area of Gender Economics and other related works: books, articles, working papers and dissemination notes, as well as projects, courses, seminars, conferences and workshops in which GenLAC-CEDLAS participates.

Publications

Other activities

A project presented by Inés Berniell, Joaquín Coleff, Margarita Machelett, Mariana Marchionni, and María Florencia Pinto, was selected and financed by the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank) with the aim of providing evidence about rental market discrimination against gay and transgender individuals in Latin America.

A PICT grant was awarded to the project “Gender gaps and the motherhood effect in Latin American labor markets”, and GenLAC is part of this project. PICT Code: 2019-00510.

Principal Investigator: Mariana Marchionni; Researchers: Inés Berniell, Leonardo Gasparini and Santiago Garganta; Collaborators: Jessica Bracco, Matías Ciaschi and Ana Pacheco.

A project presented by Inés Berniell, Lucila Berniell, Dolores de la Mata, María Edo and Mariana Marchionni (PI), was selected and financed by UNU-WIDER (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research) with in aim to provide evidence for the UNU-WIDER project “Women’s work: routes to economic and social empowerment”.

– February 2021: The paper was published in the UNU-WIDER working document series.

– December 2020: The team presented this paper in the workshop “UNU-WIDER Women’s Work”

– Editors: Leonardo Gasparini y Mariana Marchionni

– Book web page: http://labor-al.org/participacionfemenina/

Inés Berniell teaches this course every year in the Master in Economics at the FCE-UNLP. Gender Economics uses the theoretical framework and statistical tools of Economics to describe and understand the differences between men and women in key economic variables such as labor participation, wages, income, hours of work, occupation, poverty rates, leisure time, among other well-being measures. The course offers an overview of the current state of the literature on gender gaps, with a focus on the labor markets. In each class, there are deep discussions of the frontier research on the different dimensions of gender gaps and the factors that generate them, as well as about the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of several policies designed to reduce these gaps. The course emphasizes the interaction between economic theory and its empirical modeling.

– Link where you can find more information about this course and the FCE-UNLP Master in Economics: https://www.me.econo.unlp.edu.ar/wp/

– On Monday, October 25, 2021, the GenLAC launch event was held, with the participation of Raquel Fernández (New York University) and Laura Ripani (Inter-American Development Bank).

Video of the GenLAC launch event

Postgraduate scholarships

– Julián Pedrazzi: CONICET scholarship to pursue a PhD in Economics at the National University of La Plata, to work on topics related to gender gaps and immigration in Latin America. Period: 2022-2027. Director: Mariana Marchionni. Co-direction: Inés Berniell.

– Agostina Zulli: Foncyt scholarship linked to project PICT 2019-00510, to work on research related to gender gaps in Latin American labor markets. Period 2022-2024. Director: Mariana Marchionni.

– Julián Pedrazzi: UNLP scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Economics at the National University of La Plata, to work on topics related to gender gaps and immigration in Colombia. Period: 2020-2022. Director: Mariana Marchionni.

Research Initiation Grants

– Nicolás Abbate: FunDatos scholarship (Fundar), to work on “Data bias and gender perspective: trans and non-binary people in surveys in Latin America”. Period 2021-2022. Director: Mariana Marchionni.

– Alejo Isacch: Scholarships for the Stimulation of Scientific Vocations (EVC-CIN Scholarship), National Interuniversity Council, to work on research related to gender violence in Latin America. Period 2021-2022. Director: Inés Berniell.

– Julián Preisz: Alumni Research Grant (FCE-UNLP), to work on research related to gender gaps in Latin American labor markets. Period 2021-2022. Director: Mariana Marchionni and Inés Berniell.

– Alejo Isacch: Alumni Research Grant (FCE-UNLP), to work on research related to gender gaps in Latin American labor markets. Period 2020-2021. Director: Inés Berniell.