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Can political representation help women upend entrenched systems of power? Property and Power, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, finds evidence that quotas improve women’s ability to claim fundamental economic rights. Yet, greater voice is costly, and whether women experience benefits or backlash will depend on individual bargaining power at the time a woman is elected.

Rachel Brulé, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University

Emmerich Davies, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education