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Performance in Competitive Environments: Gender Differences
Even though the provision of equal opportunities for men and women has been a priority in many countries, large gender differences prevail in competitive high-ranking positions. Suggested
Working Over Time: Dynamic Inconsistency in Real Effort Tasks
Theseings validate a key implication of models of dynamic inconsistency, with corresponding policy implications, that present bias in the allocation of work has predictive power for demand of a meaningfully binding commitment device.
Gender and Competition
Laboratory studies have documented that women often respond less favorably to competition than men. Conditional on performance, men are often more eager to compete, and the performance of men tends
Gender, Competitiveness and Career Choices
Gender differences in competitiveness are often discussed as a potential explanation for gender differences in education and labor market outcomes. We correlate an incentivized measure of
How Costly is Diversity? Affirmative Action in Light of Gender Differences in Competitiveness
It is shown that guaranteeing women equal representation among winners increases their entry and the response exceeds that predicted by the change in probability of winning and is in part driven by women being more willing to compete against other women.
Managing Self-Confidence: Theory and Experimental Evidence
Evidence from social psychology suggests that agents process information about their own ability in a biased manner. This evidence has motivated exciting research in behavioral economics, but also
Explaining the Gender Gap in Math Test Scores: The Role of Competition
The mean and standard deviation in performance on math test scores are only slightly larger for males than for females. Despite minor differences in mean performance, many more boys than girls
School Choice
School choice has presented economists with opportunities to study and design student assignment systems, which in turn have helped push forward the frontiers of mechanism design theory. In this
The Job Market for New Economists: A Market Design Perspective
This paper, written by the members of the American Economic Association (AEA) Ad Hoc Committee on the Job Market, provides an overview of the market for new Ph.D. economists. It describes the role of
Ex Ante Efficiency in School Choice Mechanisms: An Experimental Investigation
Criteria for evaluating school choice mechanisms are first, whether truth-telling is sometimes punished and second, how efficient the match is. With common knowledge preferences, Deferred Acceptance