On the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Law, Management and Economics in November 2019, our team member Johannes Carow received the Gutenberg Lehrkolleg Award for an excellent Master’s Thesis. In his dissertation entitled “The effect of women on supervisory boards on the employees´ gender wage gap. Evidence from German linked employee-plant-firm data” he combined a partially hand-collected data set of the Chair with employee data of the Federal Employment office for firms that have to comply with the gender quota for supervisory boards. The findings suggest that female supervisory board members do not lead to a reduction of the gender wage gap. In East Germany, a selection of high-wage females into firms with high female board representation can be observed.
His further research will also focus on the field of “Women on Boards”.