Professor Hadas Mandel is the former head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University, and since 2017 the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded (Horizon 2020) project addressing the structural and individual aspects underpinning the development of gender inequality over time and across societies. Her research focuses on the hidden, unconscious, and primarily unintended mechanisms that create, sustain, and preserve gender inequality in society at large, within the family, and in the labor market in particular. Her works on these topics has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Demography, Sociological Science, the British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Sex role, Social Forces and others.
Globalization’s Uneven Impact on Women’s Occupational Attainment
The literature on globalization’s impact on women’s workforce participation generally takes a positive outlook but still produces mixed results. In their research,...
Mobile Internet Is Changing Employment in Developing Countries, but Not Always as Expected
Scholars and policymakers have put much faith into the prospect of internet connectivity catalyzing development in low- and middle-income countries. In new...
Biden’s Second-Best Economic Agenda
Efficiency is out and political economy is in. But what does that imply about making good policy?
The Fed and Bank Failures
Viral Acharya and Raghuram Rajan explain how quantitative easing contributed to the problems underlying the recent bank failures such as that of...
Antitrust and Competition
Self-Preferencing Theories Need To Account for Exploitative Abuse
Patrice Bougette, Oliver Budzinski, and Frédéric Marty argue in their research that antitrust authorities on both sides of the Atlantic must take...
Antitrust and Competition
Startup Acquisitions Have Undecided Effects on Innovation and Economic Growth
Startups are a major driver of innovation, but many startups are acquired by large incumbents. Do these acquisitions stifle innovation or promote...
ESG & Corporate Governance
History Shows that Voluntary ESG Standards Lead to a More Focused ESG Disclosure
In recent years, ESG reports have become more common for publicly traded companies. However, critics have found the information they provide to...
Letters that Matter: How Interest Groups Shape Financial Legislation
Members of Congress are inundated with an avalanche of correspondence on a daily basis. But what persuades them to heed the call?...