Today on Purse Strings Maria Reitan is joined by Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a nonresident senior fellow at the East-West Center. He co-wrote the working paper from PIIE called “Is Gender Diversitiy Profitable? Evidence from a Global Study.” His co-authors are Tyler Moran is a research analyst at the Peterson Institute. Barbara Kotschwar is adjunct professor of Latin American studies and economics at Georgetown University. She was research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.