Supply-and Demand-Side Effects in Performance Appraisals: The Role of Gender and Race


Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:45am to 1:00pm


Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414

Oliver Hauser, WAPPP Fellow; Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter Business School

In this seminar, Oliver Hauser presents an early-stage working paper that examines the role of race and gender in performance appraisals. Performance appraisals are commonplace in most organizations and tend to affect employees’ pay and career advancement. Based on a quasi-experiment in a large multi-national organization, Oliver analyzes to what degree employees’ identity influences their self-evaluations (supply side) and/or their manager’s evaluation of them (demand side).

This working paper is being produced in collaboration with WAPPP Co-Director Iris Bohnet and Lara Warner Scholar Ariella Kristal.