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In this paper, I examine the role of CEO gender and TARP on the behavior and financial performance of credit unions following the financial crisis. Credit Unions provide a unique sample of firms from which to study the role that gender plays in particular as women CEOs run the majority of credit unions (52%). Further, the TARP program that was extended to a small set of qualifying credit unions following the 2008 financial crisis allows this study to analyze the role that CEO gender played in how those funds were used and how the institution fared over the long-run. The results suggest that CEO gender and TARP distribution did not make a difference in terms of credit union survival, performance, or CEO turnover.




This article is the authors' final published version in The Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Volume 24, Issue 2, December 2020, Pages 69-92.

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