Project title Gender peer effects in Supreme Court
Project duration 4 weeks
Description

This project examines whether the presence of women in judicial committees increases the chances of favourable decisions for female candidates in the Supreme Court. The identification strategy relies on the fact that the gender composition of the judicial committee is orthogonal to the gender and other characteristics of the plaintiff or the defendant.

This project uses detailed data on court cases that have already been digitised.

Expected outcomes and deliverables

Students will work with datasets, run regressions in STATA, present their results in an academically neat way, summarise findings and produce a coherent and complete document.

Suitable for

Suitable for students who have studied applied microeconometrics, including labour economics. Knowledge of STATA is essential and knowledge of Latex is preferred but not essential. 

Ideal for students who may consider labour economics and applied microeconomics for their research project.

Primary supervisor Dr Rigissa Megalokonomou
Further information Do not contact the supervisor for more information. If you are interested, please apply.