Does gender affect innovation, credit access and environmental outcomes?

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 29 January 2020


Seminar Room 2, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Hang Hoang, PhD Student, CAMA


Rossana Pinto
61 2 6125 8108

Despite the claims that women fail to access education, job opportunities and political responsibility compared with men, the role of women has gradually changed and there has been a significant increase in the number of women entrepreneurs recently.

Using the data from Vietnam SMEs for the period from 2007 to 2015 and fixed effect estimations, Hang Hoang explores the effects of gender on SME activities in three dimensions: innovation, credit access and environmental outcome. The results found by the author provide evidence that there are no gender differences in firm innovation and environmental outcomes, but that a gender gap plays a role in access to credit.

Hang Hoang is a PhD student at the Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Her thesis focuses on innovation, trade and determinants of growth at the firm, industry and country levels. Her research contributes to a better understanding of driven innovation in theories, practices, and modellings for speeding up innovation and growth in the developing world. Before coming to ANU, Hang worked as a lecturer and a project coordinator in Vietnam.

The CAMA Macroeconomics Brown Bag Seminars offer CAMA speakers, in particular, PhD students, an opportunity to present their work in progress in front of their peers, and reputable visitors to showcase their work.

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