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Sumantra Pal has been a member of the Indian Economic Service for the past two decades. At present, he is an Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (1998) from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy (2015) from the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS) Tokyo, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in development economics (2020) from the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests include field experiments, the economics of gender and social norms, and policy evaluation. Having worked in government, he is keen on bridging the gap between academia and policymakers by forging collaborations between bureaucrats and researchers. Besides policymaking and research, he enjoys cooking and hiking.
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The under-representation of women in leadership positions is often attributed to systematic gender differences in the inclination to compete. Do gender-balanced social norms have the potential to clos...