This paper provides the first systematic analysis of the evolution of female and male appointments to central bank boards. We build a novel and unique dataset that tracks appointments and replacements in a balanced panel of 26 OECD central bank boards from 2003 to 2015. We find that the likelihood of appointing a female is higher when a female rather than a male is being replaced and lower when the percentage of women on the board is already high.
CHARLETY-LEPERS, P., ROMELLI, D. and SANTACREU VASUT, E. (2016). Appointments to Central Bank Boards: Does Gender Matter? ESSEC Business School.