On 20 July 2023, CEPR, INSEAD and University College London Stone Centres held a Workshop to launch the Inequality and the Role of Firms Research and Policy Network (RPN) in Paris, France. 

The Workshop brought together scholars working on determinants of and solutions to market inequality within firms as well as business leaders who are making these decisions. 


8:30 – 9:00 | Registration, breakfast and welcome 

9:00 – 9:15 | Opening Remarks: Mark Stabile (INSEAD, CEPR and RPN Leader) and Barbara Petrongolo (Oxford, CEPR and RPN Steering Committee Member)

9:15 – 10:35 | Joint Presentation: Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and CEPR), “Learning from private-academic partnership” - Slides  and Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics, CEPR and RPN Member), “CSR and Productivity” - Slides

10:35 – 11:00 | Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40 | Presentation: Raffaella Sadun (Harvard, CEPR and RPN Member),  “Up-skilling Workers and  Digital Re-skilling” - Slides 

11:40 – 12.40 | Panel 1: Angela Mangiapane, Mars Global Services; Ana Quirós, Caixabank; Diane Tucci, Costco 

Moderator: Kami Lamakan, The Loop

12:40 – 14:00 | Buffet Lunch

14:00 – 14:40 | Presentation: Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD, CEPR and RPN Member), “Firm-Worker Profit Sharing Schemes” - Slides 

14:40 -- 15:20 | Presentation: Barbara Petrongolo (Oxford, CEPR and RPN Member), “Family Friendly Firm Policies and Gender Pay Gaps”  - Slides

15:20 – 15:40 | Coffee break

15:40 – 16:40 | Panel  2:  Buks Akinseye, Ikea;  Ravi Sinha and Miguel Ruiz, Decathlon;  Rob Becker, AXA UK and Dutch Chamber of Commerce;

Moderator: Alexandra Roulet (Macro Economic  and Public Policy Advisor to the President of France, INSEAD, CEPR and RPN Member)

16.40 – 16:50 | Concluding remarks and Next Steps: Mark Stabile and Barbara Petrongolo.

This Workshop was by invitation only.