Will Women be Women? Analyzing the Gender Difference Among Financial Experts

@inproceedings{Beckmann2008WillWB,
  title={Will Women be Women? Analyzing the Gender Difference Among Financial Experts},
  author={Daniela Beckmann and Lukas Menkhoff},
  year={2008}
}
  • Daniela Beckmann, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Economics
  • There are robust gender differences in the domains of risk taking, overconfidence and competition behavior. However, as expertise tends to level these differences, we ask whether financial experts still show gender dissimilarities in their domains of decision making? We analyze survey responses of 649 fund managers in the U.S., Germany, Italy and Thailand, and find that female fund managers tend to behave as expected from gender studies: they are more risk averse and shy away from competition… CONTINUE READING

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