Cristian Dezso

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Cristian Dezső is an Associate Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business, an M.A. in economics from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a B.A. in business from the "Babeș-Bolyai" University in Cluj, Romania. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was an associate with the economic consulting firm Cornerstone Research in Washington DC.

Counterintuitive Ways to Close the Gender Pay Gap

On Women’s Equality Day last week at the White House, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, General Motors and other big U.S. companies signed an “Equal Pay Pledge” to close the gender pay gap for their employees. But methods of measuring success include many unintended consequences. The most efficient approach, based on the current standard of "equal pay for equal work," is sometimes counterintuitive, new Smith School research shows. Read more...

A Hidden Quota for Women in Top Management

Companies work fairly hard to place one woman -- but only one -- in a top management position, according to research by Cristian Desző, an associate professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two co-authors. The article found evidence of a “quota” effect: Once a company had appointed one woman to a top-tier job, the chances of a second woman landing an elite position at the same firm drop substantially -- by about 50 percent. Read more...

Smith Business Close-Up: The Gender Wage Gap

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Cristian Dezsö talks about the wage gap between men and women and how the children of CEO come into play. The gap between wages earned by men and women is still a pervasive worldwide phenomenon. But new research finds that when an organization’s male CEO has a daughter, the relative pay for women at those firms goes up, narrowing the gap.

Insight from Hugh Courtney and Cristian Dezso Featured by McKinsey & Company

mith School faculty are doing more than leading the way with their research, they are also making an impact on corporate best practices. Case in point -- business intelligence and quotes from Smith faculty were recently highlighted in publications from McKinsey & Company, a leading source of business management consulting services and insight.

The Gender Wage Gap

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Cristian Dezsö talks about the wage gap between men and women and how the children of CEO come into play. The gap between wages earned by men and women is still a pervasive worldwide phenomenon. But new research finds that when an organization’s male CEO has a daughter, the relative pay for women at those firms goes up, narrowing the gap.

Cristian Dezsö

Cristian Dezső is an Associate Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an M.A. in economics from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a B.A. in business from the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Cluj, Romania. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was an associate with the economic consulting firm Cornerstone Research in Washington DC.

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