Working Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University
Stereotypes, Sex Discrimination and Paranoia - an experimental study
Abstract: We analyze results from two categories of experiments
where the subjects received controlled signals about the sex of their
co-players. In a series of Battle of the Sexes experiments the subjects
played more hawkish against women than against men. The impact of the sex
signal was most pronounced among female subjects. In the second category of
experiments we develop a measure of discrimination effects. We then survey
discrimination effects across 32 subject groups from Israel, Sweden, UK and
USA. The results indicate discrimination against females in experimental
bargaining. This discrimination behavior is significant among females but
not among males.
Keywords: Sex discrimination; gender differences; bargaining; experiments; coordination; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C78; C91; J71; (follow links to similar papers)
50 pages, January 13, 2000, Revised July 1, 2000
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