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Sex Differences and Statistical Stereotyping in Attitudes Toward Financial Risk
Subjects in a laboratory experiment completed the Zuckerman Sensation-Seeking Scale (SSS) then chose among five alternative gambles with substantial financial stakes. The gambles differed in expectedExpand
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Forecasting Risk Attitudes: An Experimental Study Using Actual and Forecast Gamble Choices
We develop and evaluate a simple gamble-choice task to measure attitudes toward risk, and apply this measure to examine differences in risk attitudes of male and female university students. InExpand
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Men, Women and Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence
This paper reviews the results from experimental measures of risk aversion for evidence of systematic differences in the behavior of men and women. In most studies, women are found to be more averseExpand
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Altruism in Anonymous Dictator Games
We conduct double-anonymous dictator experiments to explore the role of altruism in motivating subjects’ behavior. We vary the extent to which an anonymous recipient is deserving of aid andExpand
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Are Women Less Selfish Than Men?: Evidence From Dictator Experiments
Research in social sciences other than economics indicates substantial differences in behavior between men and women. The general conclusion drawn from this work is that women will be moreExpand
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Status in Markets
This project tests for the effect of social status in a laboratory experimental market. We consider a special "box design" market in which a vertical overlap in supply and demand ensure that thereExpand
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Chivalry and Solidarity in Ultimatum Games
We report the results of ultimatum game experiments designed to test for differences in the behavior of women and men. Women's proposals are on average more generous than men's, regardless of the sexExpand
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Rebates Versus Matching: Does How We Subsidize Charitable Contributions Matter?
A rebate subsidy of rate sr is functionally equivalent to a matching subsidy of rate sm=sr/(1−sr). Other things equal, an individual should respond identically to the two subsidies. We test theExpand
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A political theory of intergovernmental grants
This paper formulates a political theory of intergovernmental grants. A model of vote-maximizing federal politicians is developed. Grants are assumed to buy the support of state voters and theExpand
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Differences in the Economic Decisions of Men and Women: Experimental Evidence
This chapter reviews the results from public goods, ultimatum, and dictator experiments for evidence of systematic differences in the behavior of men and women. While the results do not offerExpand
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