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UWIN Best Paper Award

The three winners of the UWIN Best Paper Award, launched in January 2011 by UniCredit & Universities Foundation in cooperation with UniCredit Women's International Network (UWIN), have been selected.
The competition, open to all young economists and researchers from the 22 countries in which UniCredit operates, awarded prizes to the three outstanding papers on "Economic consequences of gender equality in Europe".

The winners, selected by an ad-hoc commission of Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University), Paola Profeta (Università Commercial Luigi Bocconi) and Barbara Petrongolo (London School of Economics and Political Science), are (in alphabetical order):

  • Pamela Campa (Italy) - Gender Quotas, Female Politicians and Public Expenditures: Quasi-Experimental Evidence
  • Chiara Pronzato (Italy) - An examination of paternal and maternal intergenerational transmission of schooling
  • Michelle Rendall (Germany) - Rise of the Service Sector and Female Market Work: Europe vs US

Winners will be awarded 5,000 Euro each, and the papers will be published in the Working Paper Series of the Foundation.

Congratulations to the winners and to all participants for the high quality and originality of the papers received!

Find out more about UniCredit & Universities Foundation:  unicreditanduniversities.eu 

UWIN – UniCredit Women's International Network is a network of UniCredit women who intend to make progress in their profession, but also want to support other women in the group in their development. UWIN supports the cultural change within UniCredit and the implementation of a new leadership model in order to support women in their progress by conferring more responsibility. The main activities are events and programmes focusing on training, development, empowerment and networking. At the moment, the network operates in nine countries of the group (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria) and includes more than 3,200 members.

UniCredit & Universities Foundation is a private foundation which was founded by UniCredit in March 2009. Its objective is sustainable planning of academic initiatives in the areas of business and finance. The UniCredit & Universities foundation continues the activities of the former "Fondazione Cavaliere del Lavoro Ugo Foscolo già presidente del Banco di Roma", which was founded in 1966 with the objective of promoting studies and initiatives in the business area by granting allowances for studies and scholarships