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30. April 2024

Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Meet My Family: the Effect of Female CEOs’ Newspaper Coverage on Financial Decision Making


30. April 2024
14:30 bis 15:30 Uhr


Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Lavinia Kinne, Virginia Sondergeld

Newspaper coverage of firms’ CEOs is highly gendered. This presents a bias in itself but it might also have consequences for investments into the firm. In a survey experiment (N=tbd), we identify the causal impact of differential newspaper coverage for female and male CEOs on four outcomes: expected firm performance, investment into the firm, expected CEO ‘survival’, and expected performance in CEO rankings. More specifically, we experimentally vary whether the family of a male or female CEO is ever mentioned or not based on real newspaper coverage of the CEO, and whether this mention relates to a trade-off between career and family for women.


Mia Teschner
Mia Teschner

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung Staat