Patricia Gabaldon is currently assistant professor of economic environment at IE Business School where she teaches applied economics and country economic analysis. She obtained a PhD in economics from University of Alcala, Spain and she was visiting fellow at Harvard University.
Professor Gabaldon’s research combines sociology and economics to understand gender issues and to help different company’s stakeholders to improve their decision-making. Among other topics, she investigates the role of media on appointing female directors, or the role in economic development of female entrepreneurs. She also studies the impact of economic business cycles on gender quotas on boards and on top management positions and its effects on the economy and society. Last but not least, her current research seeks ways to promote sustainable behavior among corporations, including gender mainstreaming and the effect on sustainable economic growth. Her research has also been published in numerous book chapters and articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: an International Review, or the European Management Journal, among others.
Professor Gabaldon has collaborated with multilateral and global institutions and she is frequently sought out by the media. She has also created with great success some multimedia cases to be used in class by IE students.