Launched in 2018 on the initiative of the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne, the Female Career Award honours twice a year an outstanding female academic career outside HEC. Winner of the 1st edition 2019, Renée Adams, Professor at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, will give a lecture as part of the May 16th award ceremony.
Professor Renée Adams studies information flows on boards, bank governance, group decision-making, the governance of central banks and gender diversity on and off boards. Her work is interdisciplinary and has a strong policy orientation. She has published in top accounting, economics, finance and management journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Review of Economic Studies and Strategic Management Journal.
10h15 - 10h30 Female Career Award Ceremony
10h30 - 12h Seminar
Title: "Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder? Identifying Cultural Attitudes with Art Auction Prices”
Abstract: In the secondary art market, artists play no active role. This allows us to isolate cultural influences on the demand for female artists’ work from supply-side factors. Using 1.5 million auction transactions in 45 countries, we document a 47.6% gender discount in auction prices for paintings. The discount is higher in countries with greater gender inequality. In experiments, participants are unable to guess the gender of an artist simply by looking at a painting and they vary in their preferences for paintings associated with female artists. Women's art appears to sell for less because it is made by women.
14h - 16h Round table with PhD and Postdoc students - CHANGE OF ROOM: in Internef building room 149