Gender in Jeopardy!: The Role of Opponent Gender in High-Stakes Competition

@article{Jetter2016GenderIJ,
  title={Gender in Jeopardy!: The Role of Opponent Gender in High-Stakes Competition},
  author={Michael Jetter and Jay K. Walker},
  journal={Econometrics: Multiple Equation Models eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
Using 4,279 episodes of the popular US game show Jeopardy!, we analyze whether the opponents' gender is able to explain the gender gap in competitive behavior. Our findings indicate that gender differences disappear when women compete against men. This result is surprising, but emerges with remarkable consistency for the probability to (i) respond, (ii) respond correctly, and (iii) respond correctly in high-stakes situations. Even risk preferences in wagering decisions, where gender differences… 
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