Presentation of the paper written by Ana Abras (UFABC), Ana C.P. Fava (UFABC), Camila F.S. Campos (University of Milano-Bicocca), and Bruno de Paula Rocha (UFABC). Our article studies labor market discrimination and gender inequality in the financial sector jobs in Brazil. Banking and finance are sectors traditionally associated with male workers, despite the increase in women’s participation in the last two decades. We use a series of events of Mergers and Acquisitions in the largest private banks in Brazil to estimate the impact of changes in sector competition on gender gaps in wages, turnover rates, and management positions.
Dr. Ana Abras is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Universidade Federal do ABC in Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of interest are labor economics, financial development, and feminist economics. Before joining UFABC, she worked at the World Bank and the Brazilian Ministry of Finance. Dr. Abras was a Visiting Scholar at the Program for Gender Analysis in Economics at American University. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at UIUC.