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24 July 2020
Discussion Paper 129

Gender Smart Financing. Investing In and With Women: Opportunities for Europe


This study examines the multiple reasons behind the gender investment gap, with a specific focus on the lack of female investors. It also discusses how InvestEU could stimulate gender-smart financing.


Agnieszka Skonieczna and Letizia Castellano. European Commission.

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Discussion Paper 129. July 2020. Brussels. PDF. 88pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BD-19-016-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-76-11197-9  (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi:10.2765/511657 (online)

JEL classification: G20, G30, O16


European Economy Discussion Papers are written by the staff of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them, to inform discussion on economic policy and to stimulate debate. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of the European Commission.


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