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The digit ratio (2D:4D) and economic preferences: no robust associations in a sample of 330 women


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Title: The digit ratio (2D:4D) and economic preferences: no robust associations in a sample of 330 women
Authors: Parslow, Elle
Ranehill, Eva
Zethraeus, Niklas
Blomberg, Liselott
von Schoultz, Bo
Lindén Hirschberg, Angelica
Johannesson, Magnus
Dreber, Anna
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Extent: 22
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
750
Keywords: economic preferences
experiment
testosterone
Abstract: Many studies report on the association between 2D:4D, a putative marker for prenatal testosterone exposure, and economic preferences. However, most of these studies have limited sample sizes and test multiple hypotheses (without preregistration). In this study we mainly replicate the common specifications found in the literature for the association between the 2D:4D ratio and risk taking, the willingness to compete, and dictator game giving separately. In a sample of 330 women we find no robust ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL codes: C91,D03
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/59073
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