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Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination

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Title: Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination
Authors: Feld, Jan
Salamanca, Nicolás
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Issue Date: May-2014
Extent: 41
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: favoritism
field experiment
wage differentials
economics of education
Abstract: The discrimination literature treats outcomes as relative. But does a differential arise because agents discriminate against others—exophobia—or because they favor their own kind—endophilia? Using a field experiment that assigned graders randomly to students' exams that did/ did not contain names, on average we find favoritism but no discrimination by nationality, and some evidence of favoritism for the opposite gender. We identify distributions of individuals' preferences for favoritism and di... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: J71, I24, B40
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