Renée Adams, Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School recently accepted a Female Career Award from HEC Lausanne.
The award was given in recognition of her expansive career in the fields of corporate and bank governance, as well as gender diversity.
After the awards ceremony, Professor Adams presented the findings of one of her recent research papers: 'Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder? Identifying Cultural Attitudes with Art Auction Prices’. The study explored auctioned paintings and the inequalities noted in terms of sales prices for women’s artworks. The research revealed that even when works had been generated by artificial intelligence, respondents ranked women artists less.
Theodosios Dimopoulos, Professor of Finance at HEC Lausanne said: ‘Renée Adams is an ardent supporter of women’s representation in the boardroom and the academic world. She is the ideal role model for young female students, who can see in her work an example of academic excellence.’
Professor Adams studies information flows on boards, bank governance, group decision-making, the governance of central banks and gender diversity on and off boards. Her work is interdisciplinary and has a strong policy orientation. She has published in top accounting, economics, finance and management journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Review of Economic Studies and Strategic Management Journal.
Before joining Oxford Saïd, she was at the University of New South Wales. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.
For more information about Professor Adam’ research, visit her profile page.