Competition for promotion and gender equality

Project title

Competition for promotion and gender equality

Project summary

The purpose of this project is to, with the help of microeconomic theory and lab experiments, study how firms’ promotion systems affect economic efficiency, the distribution of income, and the gender balance in highly remunerated and competitive occupations. We take into account new research that has highlighted that men and women react differently to promotion systems within firms. We also intend to study how public policy, such as quotas, taxes, and parental leave rules affect firm decisions about promotion and compensation, and explore implications for investments in education and career choices. 

Project duration 


Main applicant

Spencer Bastani


Thomas Giebe
Oliver Gürtler


Handelsbankens Forskningsstiftelser

Amount received

SEK 2 540 000

Last modified: 2021-03-09