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The weekly seminar on economics of the Technical Management of the Banco de la República is a space in which national and foreign researchers present their recent work in all areas of economics and finance. It is an academic scenario in which new methodologies and economic and financial models are communicated and their policy implications are debated for Colombia and countries in the region. This seminar normally takes place every Wednesday, between February and November of each year, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the premises of the Banco de la República de Bogotá. On this page you can find a monthly seminar schedule. Researchers interested in participating as presenters in our seminar, are welcome to postulate their work through this portal.

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Seminario virtual 36: Healing the Gender Gap: The Impacts of Randomized first-job on Female physicians

Friday, 23 October 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Christian Posso (Investigador del Banco de la República de Colombia)

CHRINTIAN POSSO es investigador del Banco de la República de Colombia. Es economista de la Universidad del Valle. Adicionalmente, tiene un master en economía de la universidad del Valle, y un PhD. y maestría en economía de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Chapel Hill.

Resumen del documento: A random assignment of recently graduated physicians to their first job— through a nationwide public service program in Colombia — provides a test for sex-biased hiring. Using administrative data from the program, we find that the random assignment to the first job increases both the probability of a woman being hired and her earnings up to 5 years after the program. We provide evidence that one of the main channels at work is the positive effect on the probability of access to graduate clinical programs. The evidence suggests that the random assignment to the first job fostered impartiality in hiring and access to graduate clinical programs.

Coautores: Arlen Guarin, Estefanía Saravia, y Jorge Tamayo

Hora: 2:00 p. m. 
Idioma de la exposición: Español

Una vez realizada la inscripción, el día 23 de octubre recibirá un correo con el vinculo a la plataforma donde se llevará a cabo el seminario y su respectiva clave de acceso.