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The gender difference in the value of winning

Chen, Zhuoqiong (Charlie), Ong, David and Sheremeta, Roman M. (2015) The gender difference in the value of winning. Economics Letters, 137. pp. 226-229. ISSN 0165-1765

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.10.006


We design an all-pay auction experiment in which we reveal the gender of the opponent. Using this design, we find that women bid higher than men, but only when bidding against other women. These findings, interpreted through a theoretical model incorporating differences in risk attitude and the value of winning, suggest that women have a higher value of winning than men.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier B.V
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 12:59
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2024 23:54

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