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Girls will be Girls - Especially among Boys: Risk-taking in the "Daily Double" on Jeopardy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2011 (English)In: Economics Letters, ISSN 0165-1765, E-ISSN 1873-7374, Vol. 112, no 2, 158-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Exploiting a natural experiment in Jeopardy we find that, despite no strategic gain, females switch to a more conservative wagering if playing against men only. Our findings complement experimental findings highlighting how gender differences in risk-taking can be socially driven.

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2011. Vol. 112, no 2, 158-160 p.
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Risk preferences, Gender of opponent, Game-show data, Natural experiment, Competitiveness
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58850DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.04.010ISI: 000293425200008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-58850DiVA: diva2:422990
Available from: 2011-06-14 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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