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The Size of the Lgbt Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated
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We demonstrate that widely used measures of antigay sentiment and the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population are misestimated, likely substantially. Expand
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Beliefs About Gender
We conduct a laboratory experiment on the determinants of beliefs about own and others’ ability across different domains. A preliminary look at the data points to two distinct forces: miscalibrationExpand
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Evidence on Self-Stereotyping and the Contribution of Ideas
We use a lab experiment to explore the factors that predict an individual’s decision to contribute her idea to a group. We find that contribution decisions depend on the interaction of gender and theExpand
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Gender Differences in Willingness to Guess
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We design an experiment that aims to identify whether a gender gap in the tendency to skip questions exists, and if so, whether this gap is driven by differential confidence in knowledge of the material, differences in risk preferences, or differential responses to high pressure testing environments. Expand
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Stereotypes and Belief Updating
We explore how self-assessments respond to feedback about own ability across a range of tasks, with a particular focus on how gender stereotypes impact belief updating. Participants in ourExpand
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When Gender Discrimination Is Not About Gender
We use an experiment to show that employers prefer to hire male over female workers for a male-typed task even when they have identical resumes. Using a novel control condition, we document that thisExpand
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When to Apply
Labor market outcomes depend, in part, upon an individual’s willingness to put herself forward for different career opportunities. In this paper, we use both laboratory and field experiments toExpand
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Representative democracy and the implementation of majority-preferred alternatives
  • K. Coffman
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Soc. Choice Welf.
  • 1 March 2016
In this paper, we contrast direct and representative democracy. In a direct democracy, individuals have the opportunity to vote over the alternatives in every choice problem the population faces. InExpand
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The impact of penalties for wrong answers on the gender gap in test scores
Significance Scholars and policy-makers have been wrestling with the question of how to increase the representation of women in STEM fields. Our evidence from a large-scale policy change on theExpand
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Laboratory Evidence on the Effects of Sponsorship on the Competitive Preferences of Men and Women
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Sponsorship programs have been proposed as one way to promote female advancement in competitive career fields. Expand
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